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The City of Racine COVID-19 Update May 11, 2020

A five-day surge COVID-19 testing site began today at Burlington High School. Today through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., residents experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 can come to this free, drive-thru clinic. No appointment is necessary. This test site will have the capacity to conduct 300 nasal swab tests each day. Members of the Wisconsin National Guard are conducting the testing and managing the specimen samples.

More testing sites and opportunities are being planned for Racine County; details will be released as they are available.

Confirmed coronavirus cases

  • United States: 1,339,819
  • Wisconsin: 10,418
  • Central Racine County Health Department: 267 confirmed (plus 90 probable); 11 deaths
  • City of Racine Public Health Department: 494 confirmed (plus 73 probable); 5 deaths
  • Racine County total: 761 confirmed (plus 163 probable); 16 deaths

Note: Probable cases are symptomatic individuals who have not been tested but are presumed positive because they had direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or whose COVID-19 test results were inconclusive.

Central Racine County and City of Racine Health Departments

Gov. Tony Evers today announced another “turn of the dial” on the Safer at Home order to add more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to reopen in a safe and responsible way. Emergency Order #36, signed today by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. Additionally, the Emergency Order signed today allows drive-in theaters to operate with some restrictions. All businesses must continue to follow all safety precautions and guidelines as outlined in the Safer at Home order.

Racine County

Racine County and RAMAC today released the final report of the Rebound Racine County Task Force, which studied how to reopen local businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. In anticipation of the eventual lifting of the Safer at Home order, the report takes a sector-by-sector look at recovery needs and action steps to safely and efficiently reopen. The report was derived from input gathered from a diverse mix of representatives from businesses, nonprofits, government, faith community, education and health care. Read the report here.

City of Racine

The City has updated its daily COVID-19 count graph and demographic information which can be found by clicking here.

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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