City of Racine

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
INFORMATION & UPDATES

Free Corona Virus Testing Line Starts Monday at 11th and Main in Racine

WHO: Any resident of the City of Racine over the age of 5.
WHEN: May 18- May 22, 9 am – 6 pm rain or shine
WHERE: Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street, Racine (Enter at 11th Street by Gateway)

Expect long lines and wait times.  Do your part! Get tested. 

City of Racine Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and information

Racine Coronavirus News COVID-19. The City of Racine continues to respond to the emergence of the coronavirus. We are working with our healthcare partners across the state to protect Racine from COVID-19.

Racine COVID-19 Update May 22, 2020

Racine COVID-19 Update May 22, 2020

The City of Racine COVID-19 Update May 22, 2020 Today, the City of Racine Public Health Department released its economic reopening plan called “Forward Racine,” which can be found here: https://www.racinecoronavirus.org/reopening/ In summary, the Forward...

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City of Racine COVID-19 Update May 21, 2020

City of Racine COVID-19 Update May 21, 2020

The City of Racine Covid-19 Update May 21, 2020 Confirmed coronavirus cases United States: 1,562,714 Wisconsin: 13,885 Central Racine County Health Department: 426 confirmed, 109 probable, 3,650 negative, 12 deaths City of Racine Health Department: 781...

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How it Spreads

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

Symptoms & Testing

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.

How to Prepare

Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.

Businesses and Employers

Resources for Businesses and Employers. Plan, prepare and respond to coronavirus disease.

What to do if you are sick

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

Your Questions Answered

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Today, two City residents were confirmed to have coronavirus. I recorded the following video to give you an update on the situation.

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.

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 updates

Support for Small Businesses & Taxpayers

Support for Small-Businesses and Taxpayers

Thank you to our essential workers!

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

by Host Ken Harwood

"Development Matters" Racine Mayor Mason Featured Guest on Radio Program Hour Two

by Host Ken Harwood

Racine Mayor Featured on WTMJ AM

by Host Steve Scaffidi

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.

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