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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Kenosha County Administration Building now closed to public

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In a further effort to protect the public and county staff from the COVID-19 virus, the Kenosha County Administration Building is now closed to the public 24/7, the building’s elected officials announced today.

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, March 28, 2020

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In the interest of providing answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center has implemented a question-and-answer program.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Western Transit service continuing; door-to-door service encouraged

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Western Kenosha County Transit is continuing to offer door-to-door and regular fixed-route public transit to Kenosha County residents west of I-94.

During Governor Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order, all riders needing to make essential trips are en...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Clerk urges people to vote absentee for April 7 election; online registration deadline extended

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As the April 7 election draws near and with the governor’s “Safer-at-Home” order in place, Kenosha County Clerk Regi Bachochin continues to strongly urge people to vote absentee.

To that end, the state has extended its deadlin...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'Safer-at-Home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reminder from the Kenosha County Division of Health on COVID-19 testing guidelines

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The Kenosha County Division of Health would like to remind citizens of the following with regard to to getting tested for COVID-19:  

Under guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you will be given priority for testing if you ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Kenosha County elected officials announce modified procedures during COVID-19 shutdown

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The Kenosha County Clerk, Treasurer and Register of Deeds offices have established how they will handle their constitutional duties and serve the public while the county’s nonessential operations are affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

County Exe...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center formed within Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.) met in response to the National, State and County declarations of emergency, regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Kenosha County E.O.C. is comprised of governm...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

State of Wisconsin provides guidance on COVID-19 testing criteria

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Due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory are limiting testing to the highest-priority patients and health care workers.

This guideline, ann...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County to suspend nonessential services; many employees to work remotely

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Kenosha County will temporarily shut down nonessential services and close most of its facilities to the public by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

This step, aimed at preventing the further spread of COVID-19 in the...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kenosha County reports first confirmed case of COVID-19

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The first confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been recorded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Kenosha County Division of Health reported today.

The infected individual is a 59-year-old female with no travel history.

After testing,...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County clerk encourages voters to vote absentee for April 7 election

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Because of the COVID-19 situation, voters in Kenosha County are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary, County Clerk Regi Bachochin said today.

“Polls will be open in Kenosha...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Kenosha County now under State of Emergency as coronavirus precautions ramp up

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County Executive Jim Kreuser today declared a State of Emergency in Kenosha County in an effort to guard against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As of this afternoon, (March 12) there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Kenosha County.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kenosha County Veterans Service Office to suspend in-person appointments temporarily

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In response to public health guidelines recommending social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office is suspending in-person appointments until further notice.

Office staff will remain available to field vete...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Division of Health announces COVID-19 guidelines for long-term care facilities and visitors

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As national concern about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, the Kenosha County Division of Health today released a series of guidelines for people to consider before visiting local long-term care facilities.

As of March 11 2020, there re...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

2020 golf season to begin at Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links, Petrifying Springs Golf Course

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The 2020 golf season at Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf course will begin Thursday March 12, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

“Spring is here — it’s time to hit the links,” Kreuser said. ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health still closely monitoring COVID-19, formerly known as coronavirus

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, along with state and federal partners, continues to closely monitor the outbreak of the COVID-19 respiratory illness – formerly referred to as coronavirus – that was first detected in Wuhan, China...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is May 2

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event May 2.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson to chair statewide homeowners task force

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State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski is leading an effort that will bring together county, city, village, and town treasurers, along with community partners to assist Wisconsin residents when they buy a home and as they seek to remain in their homes.

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

New network of trails abutting Petrifying Springs Park to accommodate variety of users

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Kenosha County Parks is in the early stages of planning a new trail system adjacent to Petrifying Springs Park that will include dedicated facilities for mountain bikers, as well as multiuse trails for hikers, bikers and runners.

Meantime, bids are now bei...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

As 2020 Census approaches, Kenosha County urges all residents to respond

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Soon it will be time for people across the nation to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census, and Kenosha County is striving for full participation from its residents. 

County Executive Jim Kreuser said it is crucial for residents to respond to the census...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

$10,000 donation from Oktoberfest group to fund design of future band shelter in Old Settlers Park

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Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nonprofit Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc.

To date, the Oktoberfest group has raised roughly $90,000 from the one-day event that it holds each Se...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Kenosha County Tree Program continues with online ordering system

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For the second year in a row, the Kenosha County Tree and Shrub program is taking orders exclusively through an online system.

The online store is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the varieties available for purchase.

Over th...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Kenosha County, state health officials urge residents to take precautions as flu season takes hold

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With influenza-related hospitalizations on the rise statewide, local and state health officials are emphasizing steps people can take to avoid illness.

To date this winter season, Kenosha County has had seven confirmed cases of influenza, with five hospita...

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