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Second Baptist Church to host free vaccination clinic Sunday (Feb. 20)

KENOSHA ⏤ Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., will host a free, open-to-the-public COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic tomorrow, Feb. 20. The clinic will run from noon to 1 p.m. For incentive, the county is giving $25 Visa gift cards to those who receive a vaccine dose during the event, while supplies last.  What is available … Continue reading Second Baptist Church to host free vaccination clinic Sunday (Feb. 20)

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County: Public Health hosting vaccination clinic Wednesday morning (Feb. 9)

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health will be hosting a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the ELCA Outreach Center ⏤ 6218 26th Ave. ⏤ tomorrow, Feb. 9.  Planned for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the clinic not only offers residents a vaccination, but also a $25 Visa gift card while supplies lasts, according to … Continue reading County: Public Health hosting vaccination clinic Wednesday morning (Feb. 9)

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County Public Health hosting COVID-19 booster dose clinic Friday

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health will host a COVID-19 booster dose clinic this Friday, Oct. 8, at the Kenosha County Job Center. The clinic at the center ⏤ located at 8600 Sheridan Road in Kenosha ⏤ will run 9 a.m. to noon. County officials stress the clinic is “intended to serve eligible individuals … Continue reading County Public Health hosting COVID-19 booster dose clinic Friday

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Wilmot, Pleasant Prairie COVID-19 testing sites open in Kenosha County

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-through COVID-19 testing Thursday, Sept. 30, and Friday, Oct. 1, in Wilmot. The testing site ⏤ active from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days ⏤ will sit on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds, 30820 111th St. Organizers ask that residents seeking testing enter through the … Continue reading Wilmot, Pleasant Prairie COVID-19 testing sites open in Kenosha County

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County public health, Grace again offering incentives at Thursday clinic

Editor’s note: Daniel Thompson has volunteered at previous Grace Welcome Center pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics. He also received his COVID-19 vaccination at the center. This is simply a disclosure of that past relationship. You can read about his personal vaccination experience here.  KENOSHA ⏤ Grace Welcome Center, Kenosha County Public Health and the state are … Continue reading County public health, Grace again offering incentives at Thursday clinic

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Alderman pulls mask ordinance ahead of City Council meeting

KENOSHA ⏤ Dist. 10 Alderman Anthony Kennedy has withdrawn his proposed ordinance updating the city's face mask response during the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials announced Kennedy's decision on the ordinance, which had packed two meetings full of protesters, in a press release sent Friday. The city of Kenosha's press release announcing Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony … Continue reading Alderman pulls mask ordinance ahead of City Council meeting

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County Public Health, Grace hoping incentives increase vaccinations

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health officials and Grace Welcome Center are hoping incentives will increase turnout tomorrow at their COVID-19 vaccination clinic.  The pop-up clinic ⏤ located at Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St. ⏤ will start at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 2). The clinic will end at 9:15 a.m. Cash, gift card vaccination incentives … Continue reading County Public Health, Grace hoping incentives increase vaccinations

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Tonight: A COVID-19 mask ordinance recreation and open mics

KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha City Council will once again briefly wade into the face mask ordinance waters as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on throughout Kenosha County.  During tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, 625 52nd St., Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony Kennedy is set to introduce the repealing and recreation of parts of the … Continue reading Tonight: A COVID-19 mask ordinance recreation and open mics

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Kenosha mask mandate ends as vaccination numbers stagnate in communities of color

KENOSHA ⸺ As of today, the city of Kenosha is no longer under the enforcement of any face mask mandate. However, the county Health Department has released recommendations to continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.  On Wednesday, a day before the city’s mandate expired, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit encouraged residents to … Continue reading Kenosha mask mandate ends as vaccination numbers stagnate in communities of color

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Ald. LaMacchia shares bitter comments over city mask mandate in its final days

KENOSHA ⏤ During the alderpersons’ comments portion of Monday night’s City Council meeting, Dist. 5 Ald. Rocco LaMacchia gave brief, biting comments to his colleagues while discussing the city’s ongoing mask mandate. LaMacchia gave the only alderpersons’ comments during that portion of the meeting, coming after a lengthy closed session focusing on impending litigation against … Continue reading Ald. LaMacchia shares bitter comments over city mask mandate in its final days

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COVID-19 vaccine updates lead #SaturdayMorningMix

KENOSHA ⏤ This week, families hoping to fully vaccinate children received welcome health news: Children 12 years and older can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit made the vaccine announcement earlier this week. Likewise, she also gave updates to several county committees on local efforts … Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine updates lead #SaturdayMorningMix

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Kenosha County Health Officer: Children 12 and up can now get Pfizer vaccine

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Children aged 12 years and older can now go get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations, county Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced Thursday. Freiheit, in a morning release, said the county is following the eligibility expansion of the CDC’s Wednesday action. On that day, the CDC authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for … Continue reading Kenosha County Health Officer: Children 12 and up can now get Pfizer vaccine

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Freiheit: New COVID-19 vaccination tactic similar to polio response, more mobile

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit told the county Health Board Tuesday that the new approach to fighting COVID-19 mirrors that used to fight polio in the mid-1900s. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/videos/914626509094371 “Be mobile," she told the county Health Board. "Be in the neighborhoods." "That’s our strategy this summer." She also equated the shift … Continue reading Freiheit: New COVID-19 vaccination tactic similar to polio response, more mobile

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City Council strikes down attempt to repeal Kenosha mask mandate

KENOSHA ⏤ Monday night, the City Council voted overwhelmingly to kill an effort to repeal the city's mask mandate, which will remain in effect until May 27. The effort, led by sponsors Dist. 5 Ald. Rocco LaMacchia, Dist. 6 Ald. Dave Paff and Dist. 16 Ald. Dominic Ruffalo, sought the City Council to end the … Continue reading City Council strikes down attempt to repeal Kenosha mask mandate

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Night Out in Kenosha: Would You Kindly? at Kenosha Fusion

KENOSHA ⏤ In the past month, a lot of the old players and bands that were making headway in the music scene nights prior to COVID-19 have come out of hiatus, including Would You Kindly?. The band stopped by Kenosha Fusion last Saturday night, during which they performed a new song, "Tear Stained Glass." Check … Continue reading Night Out in Kenosha: Would You Kindly? at Kenosha Fusion

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A Look Back: The Observer spends time along the Kenosha harbor

KENOSHA ⏤ Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Uptown Observer crew has spent a lot of time walking, taking photos and enjoying the Kenosha harbor. https://www.facebook.com/olfashionednews/videos/10159662275253013 Over time, we've seen many views along Lake Michigan, also capturing and sharing them periodically with our readers. You can also find the entirety of what we've posted from … Continue reading A Look Back: The Observer spends time along the Kenosha harbor

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Addendum to Kenosha County Kickstart plan gives further guidance to event organizers

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Wednesday, Kenosha County officials released an addendum to the county’s Kickstart plan, providing guidance to event organizers on how to limit the spread of COVID-19. https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Important to note is the emphasis officials put on the addendum being recommendations not binding by law. However, they are the best practices as Kenosha … Continue reading Addendum to Kenosha County Kickstart plan gives further guidance to event organizers

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Michalski sponsoring second Uptown cleanup this Saturday; alderpersons share comments on various topics

KENOSHA ⏤ While last night’s meeting didn’t have any hot button topics on the agenda, alderpersons spent the end sharing a few important local things on their minds. https://youtu.be/ofAxmrwsY_U During the alderpersons’ comments portion of last night’s Kenosha City Council meeting, Dist. 3 Ald. Jan Michalski, Dist. 2 Ald. Bill Siel, Dist. 16 Ald. Dominic … Continue reading Michalski sponsoring second Uptown cleanup this Saturday; alderpersons share comments on various topics

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Observer Recap: A vaccine, a police chief and a detective (March 21-27, 2021)

KENOSHA ⸺ Over the past week, Uptown Observer coverage has focused mainly on the COVID-19 vaccine and the Kenosha Police Department. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Last week, stories included: Founder Daniel Thompson receiving a COVID-19 vaccination; Police Chief Daniel Miskinis updating the community on arrests during civil unrest; And a detective working to also change things in law … Continue reading Observer Recap: A vaccine, a police chief and a detective (March 21-27, 2021)

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Thompson’s Take (Opinion): Vaccination, feeling safe at Grace while helping the community

Editor’s Note: This column is about Observer Founder Daniel Thompson's subjective experiences getting a COVID-19 single-dose vaccination. Therefore, this piece is his opinion. This is not a news article. That does not mean that it does not contain facts; however, the main focus is to relay experience.  Hello everyone. I’m writing this because I think … Continue reading Thompson’s Take (Opinion): Vaccination, feeling safe at Grace while helping the community