The City of Racine COVID-19 Update March 1, 2021
Confirmed COVID-19 cases
- United States: 28,637,501 confirmed, 513,905 deaths
- Wisconsin: 564,268 confirmed, 2,629,622 negative, 6,412 deaths
- Central Racine County Health Department: 10,698 confirmed (+98 from last week), 1,656 probable (+24), 64,219 negative (+1,173), 202 deaths (+5)
- City of Racine Health Department: 8,170 confirmed (+37 from last week), 1,017 probable (+19), 45,480 negative (+441), 112 deaths (+2)
- Racine County total: 18,868 confirmed (+135 from last week), 2,673 probable (+43), 109,699 negative (+1,614), 314 deaths (+7)
Vaccination updates for the week of March 1:
- Starting today, March 1, teachers and child care workers are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the State of Wisconsin. They join other populations already eligible for the vaccine, including health care personnel; residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities; police, fire personnel, and correctional staff; and adults age 65 and older.
- Even with steady increases in COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government, the current demand for vaccines still far exceeds supply in Wisconsin. Most people may not be able to get appointments right away.
- Vaccine options in Racine County include:
- 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.
- City of Racine Health Department: Information about the COVID-19 vaccine can be found online at 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. 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.
- Good Value Pharmacy: https://goodvaluerx.com/retail/vaccinations/
- Lakeview Pharmacy of Racine: https://lakeviewpharmacy.com/
- Walmart Pharmacies: Administering COVID-19 Vaccines (walmart.com)
- Pick ‘n Save Pharmacies: https://www.kroger.com/i/coronavirus-update/vaccine
- Walgreens Pharmacy: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
- As of today, March 1, 27,180 Racine County residents (13.8 percent of the population) have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to state Department of Health Services data.
- The DHS is launching a COVID-19 vaccine registry to allow Wisconsin residents to register for and schedule COVID-19 vaccinations locally when they are eligible and as the vaccine becomes available. The DHS reports the vaccine registry will likely become available to the public in early March. More information can be found here.
- The Wisconsin National Guard has scheduled COVID-19 testing sites in Racine County through March 10. The testing sites will be conducted at the following locations:
- Wednesdays, March 3 and 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.
- Thursday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St., Racine. Vehicles should enter 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:
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.