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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 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

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 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

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

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.

There is no charge fo...

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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 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

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.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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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 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.

As Passover begins today and ...

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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 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-o...

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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 28, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, March 28, 2020

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In the interest of providing answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center has implemented a question-and-answer program.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting ...

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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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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 23, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center formed within Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.) met in response to the National, State and County declarations of emergency, regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Kenosha County E.O.C. is comprised of governm...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

County executive declares state of emergency in response to lakefront damage from Jan. 10-12 storm

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County Executive Jim Kreuser on Jan. 24, 2020, declared a state of emergency in Kenosha County in response to the significant Lake Michigan shoreline damage caused by the Jan. 10-12 storm. This declaration is an effort to help the county and affected muni...

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