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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Division of Health urges people to stay safe by practicing religion and spirituality from home

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As Passover begins today and Easter Sunday approaches, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to practice their faith while also observing the state’s Safer-at-Home order.

While the order allows individuals to leave their homes fo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health officer encourages use of cloth face coverings to help slow spread of COVID-19

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is encouraging the public to follow a recent federal recommendation, urging people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

The Centers for D...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County records first COVID-19 death

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Kenosha County officials regret to announce today that the first Kenosha County resident has died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the deceased individual is an 85-year-o...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 4, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org, an...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new COVID-19 Information Hub

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A new, enhanced COVID-19 Information Hub is now available at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center announced today.

The site offers links to relevant resources, answers to frequently asked questions and regularly updat...

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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 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 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 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: January 28, 2020

County executive declares state of emergency in response to lakefront damage from Jan. 10-12 storm

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County Executive Jim Kreuser on Jan. 24, 2020, declared a state of emergency in Kenosha County in response to the significant Lake Michigan shoreline damage caused by the Jan. 10-12 storm. This declaration is an effort to help the county and affected muni...

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