The City of Racine COVID-19 Update February 22, 2021

 

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

  • United States: 28,168,735 confirmed; 499,902 deaths
  • Wisconsin: 559,998 confirmed; 2,595,614 negative; 6,284 deaths
  • Central Racine County Health Department: 10,604 confirmed; 1,632 probable; 63,046 negative; 197 deaths
  • City of Racine Health Department: 8,133 confirmed; 998 probable; 45,039 negative; 110 deaths
  • Racine County total: 18,737 confirmed; 2,630 probable; 108,085 negative; 307 deaths


Vaccination Updates for the week of February 22:

  • Populations currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine include frontline health care personnel; residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities; police, fire personnel, and correctional staff; and adults age 65 and older. Vaccine supply remains limited in Wisconsin. As of today, Feb. 22, 23,491 Racine County residents have received at least one dose, and 8,872 residents have completed the vaccine series.
  • Central Racine County Health Department: To receive emails with the latest vaccine information, including a link to appointments when they become available, visit https://crchd.com/covid-19-vaccine and click the “Vaccine Updates Email Sign Up” button. CRCHD does not yet have the ability to make appointments by phone but is working on this. Please do not call CRCHD for appointments at this time.
  • CRCHD also provided an update on the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry program. While CRCHD was picked as a test site for the vaccine registry, there will be no public-facing interactions at this time due to technical issues with the WCVR program. Read more here.
  • City of Racine Health Department: Information about the COVID-19 vaccine can be found online at https://www.racinecoronavirus.org/racine-covid-19-vaccine. You may sign up for email updates when appointments are available, as well as find information about other local vaccinators who may have availability.
  • Health care providers are helping vaccinate those in Phase 1A. For residents ages 65+ who have a local doctor, your local healthcare provider will be reaching out to you. Most health care providers are asking their patients to please not call hospitals or their doctor’s office to try and schedule a vaccine appointment. You can visit your provider’s website for more instructions.
  • Local pharmacies are also helping vaccinating.

Testing Updates for the week of February 22:

  • The Wisconsin National Guard is conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Racine County at the following locations:
    • Wednesdays through March 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave., Union Grove. Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds from Main Street.
    • Thursdays through March 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St., Racine. Vehicles should enter at 11th Street and Main Street.
    • Anyone being tested is strongly encouraged to pre-register by visiting https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov.
  • Health care providers including Ascension, Froedtert and Aurora continue to provide COVID-19 tests by appointment. For more information:

 

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