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Mental Health Moment: You CAN take a break

As much as you may feel pressured not to, you can take a break and take some time to yourself whenever you need. We all need a break in life In my life, I’ve been pressured to do more things than I will ever remember. I’ve even consistently pushed myself to give up sleep to … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN take a break

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Mental Health Moment: You ARE enough

Despite the blemishes, inadequacies and general “just not right” feeling advertisements try to instill in us, I want you to know that you are enough, as you are. Struggle of feeling “enough” For most of my life, I have felt inadequate. In fact, it wasn’t until the last few years of my life that I … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You ARE enough

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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 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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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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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 County health officer updates Health Board on COVID-19 response; vaccine clinics ‘going amazing’

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Health Officer Jennifer Freiheit gave her latest local COVID-19 and vaccine clinics update to the Kenosha County Health Board Tuesday morning. https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata According to Freiheit, it won’t be long until the 65-plus age group reaches herd immunity through vaccination ⏤ a multi-faceted effort led by county employees and volunteers. In fact, … Continue reading Kenosha County health officer updates Health Board on COVID-19 response; vaccine clinics ‘going amazing’

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First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Kenosha County

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Monday, Kenosha County officials confirmed the first positive case of the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 in the county. Personnel received lab results over the weekend confirming that the variant ⏤ known as the U.K. variant ⏤ had made its first appearance in the county. Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit … Continue reading First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Kenosha County

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Kenosha Homecoming Car Show postponed until 2022

Car show will return on July 30, 2022 KENOSHA ⏤ Residents hoping to catch the yearly Homecoming Car Show this summer will have to, again, wait another year.On Wednesday, the Kenosha County Historical Society and the show committee jointly announced the postponement, citing months of deliberation over the decision."This was not an easy decision to … Continue reading Kenosha Homecoming Car Show postponed until 2022

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From Our Community: Free bread and milk giveaway at Grace

KENOSHA ⏤ Grace Welcome Center will be hosting a free bread and milk giveaway Feb. 11 and Feb. 12.Recently, the center found itself with an abundance of bread and milk that had not been given out yet. As a result, a giveaway will take place at the center, located at 2006 60th St. in Kenosha, this … Continue reading From Our Community: Free bread and milk giveaway at Grace

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Public Works gives first approval to review of Kenosha snow removal policies

KENOSHA ⏤ The city’s Public Works Committee moved a resolution forward Monday night calling for a review and potential overhaul of snow removal policies on city streets. The resolution, principally sponsored by Dist. 17 Ald. David Bogdala, calls for immediate changes ⏤ particularly to salting policies ⏤ as well as a longterm review of current … Continue reading Public Works gives first approval to review of Kenosha snow removal policies

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Observer In-Depth: Grace Welcome volunteers risk safety to take care of city’s vulnerable citizens

KENOSHA ⏤ When the pandemic started, volunteers at Grace Welcome Center got together and came to a decision: If they die from doing their work, “So be it.” Volunteers at the center, located at 2006 60th St. in Kenosha, express seeing working at the pantry as working for the people they love, for the people … Continue reading Observer In-Depth: Grace Welcome volunteers risk safety to take care of city’s vulnerable citizens