RACINE — The Racine City Public Health Department announced Friday that the city would be moving into the next phase of "Safer Racine."
The new phase will begin July 31 and includes "modifications to rules for long term care facilities, daycares, indoor recreational facilities, pools, zoos, mass gatherings, and other venues," according to the Public Health Department.
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"Every resident and employer must continue to do their part to slow the spread of the disease. COVID-19 remains a highly infectious disease, regardless of pre-existing health conditions and age. This requires us to aggressively adhere to social distancing, practice proper hand hygiene, employ disinfection best practices, utilize face coverings, and limit interactions with large groups," said Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox.
The change comes as PPE remains accessible, public health staff have been able to notify positive cases within 48 hours, and health care resources continue to remain stable.
"At this moment, Racine can either meet this challenge or buckle under the pressure of opportunity. Let it be through our own actions that we are allowed to remain witnesses, not careless victims, to the seemly enduring nature of COVID-19 pandemic," said Bowersox.