The City of Racine COVID-19 Update May 18, 2020

Confirmed coronavirus cases

  • United States: 1,496,509
  • Wisconsin: 12,687
  • Central Racine County Health Department: 355 confirmed (102 probable); 12 deaths
  • City of Racine Health Department: 704 confirmed (88 probable); 8 deaths
  • Racine County total: 1,059 confirmed (190 probable); 20 deaths

Central Racine County and City of Racine Health Department

The Central Racine County Health Department (CRCHD) is reiterating its reopening guidance and recommendations in light of the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision. Although the Safer at Home order was overturned, the pandemic has not gone away and the department asks that everyone thoroughly review its Recommendations for Reopening Our Community During the Covid-19 Pandemic document and thoroughly review the WEDC guidance documents, both available at the Health Department website www.crchd.com/covid-19.

The City of Racine Public Health Department would like to remind residents within the City of Racine and Villages of Wind Point and Elmwood Park that the local “Safer at Home – Racine” order issued on May 13, 2020, remains in effect until 8:00 AM on May 26, 2020. Read more about the order and statement from the Public Health Administrator HERE.

The drive-thru COVID-19 clinic at Burlington ended Friday with 1,662 total tests administered.

City of Racine

Drive-thru testing, conducted by the Wisconsin National Guard, began today at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street. Testing will be conducted daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or as capacity allows) through Friday, May 22.

Racine County

Racine County-owned ball fields are open in accordance with all local public health regulations and guidance, with the exception of Pritchard Park. Those fields are in the City of Racine jurisdiction and remain closed. Please note that parks staff are developing reservation forms that outline guidelines that players and teams must abide by so that we can help ensure public health in our communities is protected.

Park buildings are planned to be reopened in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Resources

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.

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