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Posted inCity HallGovernmentLocal news

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Takes a Community-Wide Effort

The Racine area continues to see large daily increases in new COVID-19 cases. While it is reaching all parts of the community, the COVID-19 Pandemic is disproportionately affecting minority populations and communities of colors in the City of Racine and Villages of Elmwood Park and Wind Point. Nearly 40% of cases report being of Hispanic […]

Posted inGovernmentLocal news

Gov. Evers Continues to Expand Community Testing Programs, Announces New Online Tool

MADISON —​Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched a new online resource that makes it easier for the public to access testing sites throughout the state. This searchable map, available here, provides Wisconsinites with testing site locations, contact information, hours of operation, and guidance on how to schedule an […]

Posted inEnvironmentLocal news

Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Close 40 State Parks, Forests, and Recreational Areas

Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to close several state parks to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites. Due to unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health and safety and help flatten the curve, the following Wisconsin State Parks, Forests and Recreational […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSLocal newsSchools

Gateway To Move Courses Online, Blended Delivery Because Of COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, Gateway Technical College has canceled classes March 16 to March 18, all campus events March 16 through April 13 and all college-related international and out-of-state trips until April 30. The three-day class cancelation period will allow college faculty and deans time to complete their plan for instruction continuity. […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSLocal newsSchools

UW-Parkside Moves Up Spring Break In Response to COVID-19 Concerns

University of Wisconsin-Parkside leadership, after careful consideration of the national and global initiatives to help slow the spread of COVID-19, announced that the university’s annual spring break will begin a week sooner than planned. The UW-Parkside spring break was originally scheduled from Monday, March 23, through Friday, March 27. Spring break will now begin Monday, […]

Posted inHealthLocal news

First Case of Coronavirus in Wisconsin Confirmed

By Bill Houston With growing concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus spreading into the U.S., the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, local health department officials, and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported the first confirmed case in Wisconsin. The unidentified adult — who has a […]