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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at UW-Parkside July 16-18

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The Wisconsin National Guard is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this week to provide three days of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the public.

Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 16-18, in Park...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health resumes vaccination services

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After a break in offering immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenosha County Division of Health will again offer all immunizations starting on Monday, July 6, 2020.

As a precautionary measure to protect the public and staff, the Division of Hea...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Highway S project update: Reconfigured Highway EA intersection now open

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The newly realigned intersection of Kenosha County Highway S (38th Street) and Highway EA (72nd Avenue) is now open to traffic, the Kenosha County Division of Highways announced today.

This comes as work continues on the overall Highway S project, which in...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County offices to begin phased-in reopening

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Kenosha County government offices will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday, June 29, when the County Treasurer’s Office will open to begin accepting property tax payments.

All other county offices will reopen to the public on July 6, though man...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 2

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Division of Health makes changes to Kenosha County Kickstart data dashboard

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The Kenosha County Division of Health last week made changes to the COVID-19 data that it provides to the public, in an effort to better represent how the virus is affecting the community.

These changes were made to the Kenosha County Kickstart dashboard, ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Highway K resurfacing project to begin Monday, June 29

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is scheduled on Monday, June 29, to begin a resurfacing project on Highway K (60th Street) between the Interstate 94 West Frontage Road and Highway 45 (200th Avenue).

This work could last until the end of July, depen...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 26

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Link to sign on to the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

In his 2020 State of the County address, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser encouraged County Board supervisors and members of the public to sign on to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s declaration of racism as a public...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County credits community for resilience, calls for concerted action on racism

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his State of the County address to the County Board Tuesday night, lauding the community for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic while calling for action to battle systemic racism in our society.

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

UW-Madison Division of Extension program “The Literacy Link” awarded $21,000 for new books

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A new grant award to UW-Madison Extension aims to increase reading and literacy among children in Kenosha and Racine counties whose parents are involved in the justice system.

UW-Madison Extension’s Literacy Link project was selected to receive a...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Yoga and Fitness in the Park events to begin week of June 22; other summer parks events canceled

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Two free, weekly events at Petrifying Springs Park will begin the week of June 22, while other county parks events throughout the summer are now canceled due to social distancing concerns, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Kenosha June 23 and 24

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The Wisconsin National Guard will return to Kenosha County to conduct two days of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the public this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24.

This round of testing will occur outside the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 12

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Concentration of suspected opioid overdoses prompts additional Narcan training

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The Kenosha Fire Department, Kenosha County Opioid Task Force, Kenosha County Office of the Medical Examiner and the Kenosha County Division of Health want to alert the public of a recent concentration of suspected opioid-related overdoses in the City of ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County address to call for action on racism as a public health crisis

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s upcoming State of the County address will include a call for the County Board to adopt a resolution declaring racism to be a public health crisis.

County Board Supervisor Laura Belsky and the Kenosha County ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeks clinical professionals to assist with disease investigation

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is looking for people with clinical backgrounds to assist with COVID-19 Positive Case Disease Investigation.

Applications for limited-term disease investigator positions are being taken at https://www.kenoshacounty.org...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Some private nonprofits may apply for FEMA aid to cover COVID-19 costs

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Certain private nonprofit organizations in the community are eligible to apply for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program to help cover the costs of COVID-19 response efforts.

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

UPDATED: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to operate June 4, 5 and 6 at Tremper High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health and the Wisconsin National Guard will offer another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at Tremper High School in Kenosha.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tested, regardles...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 testing June 1-6 at Westosha Central High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site during the week of June 1 at Westosha Central High School in the Village of Paddock Lake.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tes...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

45 positive COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Forty-five residents of a Kenosha long-term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19, with three fatalities, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

These cases have occurred at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, a skilled nursin...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19 ID'd in seven local establishments

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Known positive cases of COVID-19 have emerged at seven establishments in Kenosha County, the Division of Health announced today.

The Division of Health is disclosing the establishments in cooperation with the businesses, in an effort to slow the spread of ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 30, 2020

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In the final installment of the Kenosha County Joint Information Center’s COVID-19 FAQ series, Kenosha County Division of Health Communicable Disease Supervisor Amanda Tuura summarizes the public guidance in the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, an...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach now open with temporary modifications in place

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Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing.

The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Finalized Kenosha County Kickstart plan offers reopening guidance to businesses, organizations

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The City and County of Kenosha, in partnership with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, today released the final draft of a plan to help guide businesses through the process of restarting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 27

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Six COVID-19 fatalities reported at local long-term care facility

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Six COVID-19-positive residents of a long-term care facility in the City of Kenosha have died in recent weeks, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The deaths occurred at The Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8400 Sheridan...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Highway S reconstruction work now underway

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Work is now underway on the reconstruction and expansion of Highway S between the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road and Highway 31, Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa announced today.

This project, which will continue through late 2021, will re...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 23, 2020

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This week’s COVID-19 FAQs from the Kenosha County Joint Information Center are a special edition, geared toward members of our Spanish-speaking community.

The questions were answered by members of the Kenosha County Division of Health and present...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks, playgrounds to open; Biergarten, Boundless Adventures to begin season

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The Kenosha County Dog Parks are reopening today, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced.

Playgrounds in Kenosha County Parks, which had also been marked as closed, are also opening, Collins said.

Both amenities will have signs posted nearb...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 21, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 statement, May 16, 2020

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This week, in lieu of its weekly COVID-19 frequently asked questions, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting a statement in the wake of the sunset of the Safer-at-Home order.

The statement, delivered by Kenosha Police Lt. Joe Nosalik on ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City, county, KABA unveil draft of Kenosha County Kickstart plan to restart local economy

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Local officials today released a draft of a plan that outlines a series of best practices to help local businesses restart after the COVID-19 shutdown, while also promoting public health and safety.

The Kenosha County Kickstart plan includes recommendation...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Kenosha County withdraws local order on Safer-at-Home

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In response to differing and updated legal guidance, Kenosha County is immediately withdrawing its local action that continued the provisions of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced tonight.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 15, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

County executive, mayor affirm support for countywide adoption of Safer-at-Home Order

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian today affirmed their support for Wednesday night’s local adoption of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit issued t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Local action maintains May 26 expiration of Safer-at-Home order within Kenosha County

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In response to today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision overturning the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit tonight issued a local order continuing the regulations within the county until May 26....

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kenosha County Kickstart oversight committee to review recommendations for economic restart

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An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday.

The initiative, called “Kenosha County Kickstart,” strives...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Free, no-appointment-needed COVID-19 testing available in Burlington, Milwaukee

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is encouraging people who are seeking COVID-19 testing and have been otherwise unable to obtain it to utilize the no-appointment-needed, drive-thru sites now operating in Burlington and Milwaukee.

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Kenosha County ADRC offers grocery delivery program for seniors, people with disabilities

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Need help getting groceries while staying safer at home? The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can help bridge the gap for those who want to limit trips to public spaces or need help with online grocery shopping.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Medical examiner alerts community after 3 suspected overdose deaths in less than a week

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A string of suspected fatal overdoses in recent days is an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of drug use, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said today.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has handled three suspected overdose cases since Tu...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 9, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center today presents the latest installment of its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

National Guard partners with Kenosha County on COVID-19 testing at select private employers

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In an effort to contain localized outbreaks of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Division of Health has partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to conduct testing at select private employers.

This testing has occurred over the last week and may continue in ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 6, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 2, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting the latest in its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]. Those asked...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of April 30, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

KCHC, Kenosha County Division of Health open drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at Gateway

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An effort to test a higher percentage of Kenosha County residents for COVID-19 began this morning, with the opening of a new, drive-thru testing site in a parking lot at Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus.

A joint venture between the Keno...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

New date for Kenosha County household hazardous waste collection is July 25

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This year’s Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is being rescheduled for Saturday, July 25, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

The annual event was previously scheduled to be held this Saturday, May 2.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to open on Gateway campus

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The Kenosha Community Health Center, in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Health and Gateway Technical College, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site later this week.

This site will be available to patients who have been selected by he...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health projections show success of ongoing social distancing requirements

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A projection model used by the Kenosha County Division of Health suggests that current public health measures are “flattening the curve” and continued social distancing would significantly reduce total infections and hospitalizations l...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 25, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center this week is presenting the fifth in its ongoing series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks to close as safeguard against spread of COVID-19

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Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24.

The closure will continue until further notice,...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Local food pantries list needs as COVID-19 response continues

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kenosha County residents using 2-1-1 frequently to access COVID-19 information

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Kenosha County residents are embracing using the 2-1-1 system as a pipeline to information and resources related to COVID-19.

Among Wisconsin’s counties that are using the system, Kenosha County ranks second behind only Milwaukee County in terms ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeking donations of cloth masks, gowns

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is in need of donations of cloth masks and gowns.

Masks are being dropped off to residents who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.

Cloth masks and gowns are also needed for long-term care and assisted l...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 18, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is back this week with more answers to the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]. Those asked most freq...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Kenosha County reports first cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facility

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Kenosha County now has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, the Division of Health announced today.

The cases involve five residents and two employees of Parkside Manor, 6300 67th St., in Kenosha. These individuals are not ho...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 11, 2020

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For the third straight week, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is answering the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health officer encourages use of cloth face coverings to help slow spread of COVID-19

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is encouraging the public to follow a recent federal recommendation, urging people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

The Centers for D...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

UPDATED: Division of Health urges people to stay safe by practicing religion, spirituality from home

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Note: This news release has been updated to reflect Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement Friday that worship services in parking lots, in which attendees remain in their vehicles, are permitted under the Stay-at-Home order.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Western Kenosha County Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

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Effective Monday, April 6, Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service, will shift to door-to-door service only. Current fixed routes will be temporarily suspended to adhere to Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order.

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County records first COVID-19 death

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Kenosha County officials regret to announce today that the first Kenosha County resident has died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the deceased individual is an 85-year-old male C...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 4, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected], an...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new COVID-19 Information Hub

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A new, enhanced COVID-19 Information Hub is now available at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center announced today.

The site offers links to relevant resources, answers to frequently asked questions and regularly updat...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'Safer-at-Home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reminder from the Kenosha County Division of Health on COVID-19 testing guidelines

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The Kenosha County Division of Health would like to remind citizens of the following with regard to to getting tested for COVID-19:  

Under guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you will be given priority for testing if you ...

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