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Posted on: November 17, 2021

COVID-19 testing now available at Kenosha Unified headquarters

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No out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing is now available weekdays at a kiosk located in the north parking lot of the Kenosha Unified School District’s Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St., Kenosha.

Testing hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Fr...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

New COVID-19 testing hours in effect at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue station

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s COVID-19 testing schedule at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 in Trevor is changing effective this week.

Testing will now be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Dec. 14.

Hours held previously...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to offer children's COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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With the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now approved for use in kids ages 5-11, Kenosha County Public Health will host a series of children’s vaccination clinics beginning Thursday, Nov. 11.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said these clinics are av...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

COVID-19 testing available at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue station

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The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing four days per week through Dec. 14 at the Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 in Trevor, Kenosha County Public Health announced today.

Testing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesd...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to offer COVID-19 booster clinic Friday, Oct. 8

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Kenosha County Public Health will host a COVID-19 booster dose clinic from 9 a.m. to noon this Friday, Oct. 8, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

This clinic is intended to serve eligible individuals who do not otherwise have access to a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Additional COVID-19 testing opportunities available in Kenosha County

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The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot.

Testing hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 

No appointments are needed, althoug...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Drought-related assistance available to Kenosha County farmers

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Kenosha County is one of three Wisconsin counties included in a natural disaster declaration related to the recent drought. The others are Racine and Walworth counties.

As such, Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricu...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to continue offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics are ending after this week, but this service will remain available — by appointment only — at two locations.

The final, no-appointment-needed clinic will be held...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health issues recommendations on mask wearing

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In light of the recent change in CDC guidance and the upcoming May 27 expiration of the City of Kenosha’s mask requirement, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today issued a series of recommendations on the wearing of face coverings....

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics now open to people age 12 and up

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to serve clients ages 12 and up, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This expansion of eligibility follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Clinic clients may now choose COVID-19 vaccine variety; large clinics to end later this month

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to offer clients the opportunity to choose which of the three vaccine varieties they wish to receive, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This comes as the coun...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic to accept walk-in clients April 21, 22 and 24

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Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients at COVID-19 community vaccination clinics this Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, April 21, 22 and 24, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This opportunity is open to anyone age...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Walk-ins to be served at COVID-19 vaccination clinics April 17 and 21 in Paddock Lake

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Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients as long as doses remain available at the COVID-19 community vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 17, at Westosha Central High School, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freihe...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Kenosha County to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Central High School

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Kenosha County Public Health, in partnership with Westosha Central High School, will hold a COVID-19 community vaccination clinic at the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

This clinic is open to people who live, work or study in Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Kenosha County Kickstart addendum offers advisory COVID-19 guidance for events

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A newly released addendum to last year’s Kenosha County Kickstart plan provides advisory guidance for event organizers with the intention of limiting the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freihei...

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Posted on: March 27, 2021

Holiday to affect COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedule

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The Kenosha County Public Health COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic will not be in operation on Friday, April 2, due to the Good Friday holiday.

People who become eligible for their second dose that day will be invited to make appointments beginning Ap...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Eligible Kenosha County residents urged to contact call center for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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Kenosha County residents who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to contact the county vaccination call center to schedule an appointment for next week, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

“We want to tak...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic now operational in former Shopko building

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As of Wednesday, March 10, Kenosha County Public Health’s expanded-capacity COVID-19 community vaccination clinic is now operational in the former Shopko building at 5300 52nd St. in Kenosha.

The former clinic site in the Kenosha County Job Cente...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Kenosha County to open expanded COVID-19 vaccine clinic in former Shopko building

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics are moving from the Job Center to a larger venue beginning next week.

Starting Wednesday, March 10, clinics will be held in the former Shopko building at 5300 52nd St. in Kenosha.

The new fac...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 detected in Kenosha County

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Lab results received over the weekend confirmed that B.1.1.7, known as the U.K. variant of COVID-19, has made its first known appearance in Kenosha County, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. 

The individual tested posi...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Kenosha County's 65+ vaccination rate hits 50 percent milestone

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As of Wednesday, 50 percent of Kenosha County’s 65-and-over population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced.

Kenosha County reached this milestone in just three weeks since the State of...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Kenosha County launches COVID-19 vaccine call center

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A call center is now available for people who do not have access to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments online, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

Those unable to access the links to providers on the county’s COVID-19 Response Hu...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Kenosha County COVID-19 website now lists links to vaccine providers

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A list of local providers of the COVID-19 vaccine is now included on the Kenosha County COVID-19 Response Hub Website, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

The list, to be updated frequently, includes names and locations of provi...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Kenosha County to announce COVID-19 vaccine info as soon as it becomes available

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With the State of Wisconsin’s announcement Tuesday that all adults 65 and over will be eligible to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine next week, the Kenosha County Division of Health looks forward to announcing more information about the local...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Tier 1a, 1b individuals may now sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccination info

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Individuals and organizations that fall within Tiers 1a and 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule are now urged to fill out an online form to help link them with a local vaccine provider, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

Tier 1a...

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

KCHC moves COVID-19 testing site; Modern Apothecary testing continues

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Two changes to the COVID-19 testing landscape in Kenosha County took effect recently.

The Kenosha Community Health Center moved its drive-thru testing facility from Gateway Technical College to the former Chase Bank drive-thru at 5506 Seventh Ave. in downt...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health receives, distributes initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is now helping to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care personnel, with an initial emphasis on emergency medical services workers, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

Freiheit said Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Medical examiner calls on community to stay home during the holidays

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Citing a marked uptick in case volume in her office in recent months, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is strongly urging people to stay home and avoid gatherings this holiday season as COVID-19 continues to claim lives.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

County collaborating with partners on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is working actively with the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center, health care providers and other partners to coordinate local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Local health officials are following up on a p...

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Posted on: December 12, 2020

Dec. 12, 2020, COVID-19 Q&A

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In response to community questions about COVID-19 quarantine protocols and testing processes, the Kenosha County Division of Health is providing the following Q&A reference for the community.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit reminds the c...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Friday COVID-19 testing site moving to Salem Lakes Fire Station 1 in Trevor

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s weekly COVID-19 testing site in western Kenosha County is moving to a new location effective this Friday, Dec. 11.

Testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1, 11252 254th...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Kenosha Fire Department to offer free COVID-19 testing Wednesdays, Fridays at old Fire Station 3

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The Kenosha Fire Department will be offering FREE COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of the year beginning this Friday, Nov. 20, the department announced today.

Anyone who lives or works in Wisconsin, ages 5 and above, can be tested...

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Posted on: November 14, 2020

Community leaders call on community to follow COVID-19 safety recommendations

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With cases of COVID-19 rising sharply in Kenosha County, local government and health leaders are imploring the community follow some fundamental health and safety recommendations.

As of Friday, Kenosha County had some 7,200 cumulative, confirmed cases of t...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Modern Apothecary moves COVID-19 testing site to old Fire Station 3

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In a new, public-private partnership, Modern Apothecary this week moved its COVID-19 testing site to the former Kenosha Fire Station No. 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road. 

A locally owned, independent pharmacy, Modern Apothecary last month began offering fr...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Health officer recommends move to virtual school between Nov. 23 and Jan. 4

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is strongly recommending that all schools within the county — K-12, colleges and universities — switch to virtual instruction only between Nov. 23 and Jan. 4.

In announcing this recommendat...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

National Guard COVID-19 testing times to change

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The hours for COVID-19 testing that the Wisconsin National Guard is providing in Kenosha County will shift slightly, due to the impending end of Daylight Saving Time on Saturday night.

Beginning this Friday, Oct. 30, testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

State computer upgrade to affect COVID-19 reporting temporarily

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A planned upgrade to a state computer system will cause an outage affecting COVID-19 reporting this weekend, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) will undergo several enhancemen...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Modern Apothecary to offer free COVID-19 testing Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays on Simmons Island

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A new, drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunity is coming to Kenosha County beginning this Thursday, Oct. 15.

Locally owned, independent pharmacy Modern Apothecary will offer testing each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through at least Nov. 15 in the parkin...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Process underway to pursue SBA disaster declaration for damages due to unrest

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The Kenosha County Division of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the City of Kenosha officials, is reaching out to residents regarding a potential opportunity for an SBA (Small Business Administration) Declaration for damages due to the recent Ken...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Oct. 12

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is periodically publishing a list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension K...

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to be offered in Kenosha County each Monday, Friday

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing twice weekly throughout this fall.

Testing will be available each Monday, Oct. 12 through Dec. 7, at the Kenosha County Jo...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Sept. 25

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is periodically publishing a list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension K...

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