The City of Racine Covid-19 Update July 27, 2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases
- United States: 4,266,116 confirmed, 147,209 deaths
- Wisconsin: 49,417 confirmed, 823,905 negative, 893 deaths
- Central Racine County Health Department: 1,177 confirmed (+165 from last week), 176 probable (+7), 19,377 negative (+1,546), 42 deaths (+1)
- City of Racine Health Department: 1,797 confirmed (+119 from last week), 212 probable (+11), 16,364 negative (+1,397), 30 deaths (+2)
- Racine County total: 2,974 confirmed (+284 from last week), 388 probable (+18), 35,741 negative (+2,943), 72 deaths (+3)
- Positive test percentage: 7.7%
Updates for the week of July 27:
- The City of Racine ordinance requiring the use of face coverings in specific situations within City limits went into effect at 8 a.m. today, July 27. For more details about the ordinance, click HERE.
- The Central Racine County Health Department also recommends wearing face coverings in its jurisdiction, which includes all Racine County communities outside of the City of Racine, Elmwood Park, and Wind Point. Click HERE for the full list of recommendations.
- The City has made masks available at each of its fire stations and at Community Oriented Policing Houses while supplies last. More information is available here. In addition, Racine County businesses in need of PPE can submit a request through the Racine County Private Partner PPE program here.
- The Central Racine County Health Department and Racine County Emergency Operations Center are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to open a three-day surge COVID-19 testing site this week. The clinic will be held from July 29-31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, at Case High School, 7345 Washington Ave.
- Subsequent drive-thru clinics conducted by the Wisconsin National Guard will be held Aug. 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Festival Hall; and Aug. 18-20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Festival Hall.
- Racine County continues to be in the “high risk” category given the current case rate. The latest data shows the 14-day average of positive test percentage has risen to 6 percent, up from 3 percent on July 10.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Wisconsin communities will need poll workers to assist with the upcoming elections. Anyone interested can find their municipal clerk by searching here. Then click on their email address to send them a message with “Poll Worker Applicant” in the subject line with a few words about your interest and your contact information.
For Racine County updates on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit www.racinecounty.com/coronavirus. The City of Racine coronavirus webpage can be found at www.racinecoronavirus.org. The Central Racine County Health Department’s COVID-19 page is www.crchd.com/covid-19.
For national information on COVID-19, please go to the Centers for Disease Control’s website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
You can also find current information on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website, which has guidance that is updated regularly for travel, self-quarantine, and school districts, among other important information: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm.