Community Health: 262-636-9431
Environmental Health: 262-636-9203
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730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Administration & Community Health Division
Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Environmental Health Division
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Animal Bites & Rabies Control
City of Racine Public Health Department
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It spreads easily from person-to-person when someone who is sick breathes out droplets containing very small virus particles. Another person can be infected if they breathe in these droplets and particles, or if they land on/in a person's eyes, nose, or mouth.
Protect yourself and your family by staying up to date on vaccines, knowing how, when and where to test, and what to do if you or someone close to you gets sick or is exposed. See below for the latest on staying safe from COVID-19.
Everyone 6 months and older can be vaccinated against COVID-19. Staying up to date with the latest COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against serious illness, complications, and death from COVID infection.
Click here for the latest guidance from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccines and how to stay up to date.
COVID-19 vaccines are available from many local providers:
Vaccines for COVID-19 | CDC
Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC
COVID-19 Vaccines for Immunocompromised Individuals | CDC
Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC
If you have
symptoms or have been
exposed to someone with COVID-19, it is best to get tested. You can have COVID-19 without showing symptoms, and it is possible to spread the infection even before symptoms develop.
Following the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, not all health insurance providers are required to cover the costs of COVID-19 tests. Read more about
coverage for COVID-19 Tests from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Have you or someone in your family tested positive for COVID-19, either with an over-the-counter or provider/laboratory test? If you test positive for COVID or have
symptoms, it's possible to spread the virus to others. You should take certain steps to prevent infecting others, including staying home and wearing a mask.
If you test positive for COVID-19 and get very sick or are at risk of serious illness, you should
seek treatment from a healthcare provider.
The WI Department of Health Services offers free COVID-19 Treatment Telehealth services for Wisconsinites 18 and older;
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should take certain steps to avoid spreading the infection to others.
Many types of data about COVID-19 infections, deaths, and vaccinations are available at the local, state, and national levels. See data sources below:
Places such as schools, childcare facilities, other workplaces, and long-term care facilities should follow specific guidance to protect students, staff, and/or residents from COVID-19.
School nurses and/or administrative personnel should report any sudden increase in COVID-19 cases to the Public Health Department immediately. Reporting can be done via phone at 262-636-9108 or via email at
Facility personnel should report any sudden increase in COVID-19 cases to the Public Health Department immediately. Reporting can be done via phone at 262-636-9108 or via email at
Management should report any sudden increase in COVID-19 cases to the Public Health Department immediately. Reporting can be done via phone at 262-636-9108 or via email at
Administrative or nursing personnel should report ALL COVID-19 cases to the Public Health Department immediately. National guidance stipulates that one probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility constitutes an outbreak and must be reported to local public health. Reporting can be done via phone at 262-636-9108 or via email at
If you have questions or would like more information, call 262-636-9431. See below for links to additional COVID-19 information from the WI Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) | WI DHS
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
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