We encourage and appreciate the community coming together to peacefully demonstrate in the name of justice and equality. The City of Racine unequivocally opposes institutional racism and is committed to helping to “renovate” those institutions to ensure equity, safety, and inclusivity for all our residents. However, during this time, please remember that Racine is still seeing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 infection rates and we want you to STAY SAFE. Social distancing isn’t always possible in times of protest, but you can still take measures to keep yourself and others safe.
- Wear a mask
- Use hand sanitizer often
- Use physical distancing whenever possible
Mayors of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest Cities Team Up with Nonpartisan Nonprofit to Invest in Safe Elections During COVID. Wisconsin - The mayors of Wisconsin’s five largest cities announced today they have successfully secured a combined $6.3 million in...
Statement from Mayor Mason On Judge’s Ruling on the City Council's Public Health Ordinance City of Racine – Today, Racine Mayor Cory Mason issued the following statement after the circuit court invalidated the Common Council’s lawfully enacted city...
The City of Racine COVID-19 Update June 29, 2020 Confirmed coronavirus cases United States: 2,564,163 confirmed, 125,928 deaths Wisconsin: 28,058 confirmed, 527,359 negative, 777 deaths Central Racine County Health Department: 701 confirmed, 146 probable,...
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19
COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
- Stay home if possible.
- Wash your hands often.
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others (stay 6 feet away, which is about two arm lengths).
- See also: What You Can Do
Message from the Mayor – City of Racine
As the economic impacts of COVID-19 are felt in the community, the City is doing what we can to help provide some relief. I am happy to announce the creation of a Small Businesses Emergency Fund and that we are lifting parking restrictions at meters, and delaying tax payments until April 30th. Please watch the video for more details.
Racine Mayor Featured Guest on Radio Programs.
Racine’s mayor, Cory Mason, phones in to talk about what economic development looked like before the pandemic hit as well as what Racine is doing to keep citizens informed about the Coronavirus.
"Development Matters" Racine Mayor Mason Featured Guest on Radio Program Hour One
"Development Matters" Racine Mayor Mason Featured Guest on Radio Program Hour Two
Racine Mayor Featured on WTMJ AM
Racine Coronavirus News COVID-19
There is an ongoing investigation to determine more about this outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Local plumbers see a 40% increase in pipe clogs due to wipes being flushed. LEARN MORE
Wipes can cause havoc with pumps, and when pumps get bound up with wipes they stop working, and when pumps stop working wastewater backs up into people’s basements,
Keith Haas, General Manager at Racine Water and Wastewater Utility.