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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

City Council strikes down attempt to repeal Kenosha mask mandate

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

#SaturdayMorningMix: Two claims and a mask mandate extension

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KENOSHA ⏤ Claims filed against the city of Kenosha and an extension of the city's mask mandate until May 27 lead this week's most viewed stories on the Uptown Observer website. As a result, below, please take time to look back on all of our reporting that the community has paid attention to since March [...]

Kenosha City Council extends current mask mandate until May 27, unanimously denies Huber and Grosskreutz claims

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KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council has extended the city’s face mask mandate until near the end of May. The council approved the motion 14-3 Monday night, with aldpersons David Paff (Dist. 6), Mitchell Pedersen (Dist. 12) and Dominic Ruffalo (Dist. 16) voting against.  The extension, approved off of a resolution by Dist. 2 Ald. Bill [...]

#SaturdayMorningMix: A drug bust and a barber lead stories this week

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KENOSHA ⏤ The Uptown Observer hit on various aspects of the Kenosha County community this week, ranging from crime to the COVID-19 pandemic. We covered a shooting near Grace Lutheran Church in the Uptown neighborhood. The Observer also reported on an update on local distribution efforts of the COVID-19 vaccine. And we got to see [...]