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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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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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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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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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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

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#SaturdayMorningMix: Two claims and a mask mandate extension

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 … Continue reading #SaturdayMorningMix: Two claims and a mask mandate extension

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

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

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

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