'Lead by example:' Racine officers met with lines during free mask distribution on 1st day of mandate

RACINE -- The City of Racine’s face coverings ordinance took effect Monday, July 27, with everyone above the age of 4 expected to wear masks while they are outside of their home at indoor public spaces, in outdoor spaces when social distancing cannot be maintained, when using any form of public transportation and when they are with people from outside of their household or family unit.To help ensure that the public has access to masks, both the Racine Police Department and the Racine Fire Department began offering free masks available to the public.

A peachy idea: Peach picking season is here at Apple Holler

STURTEVANT -- It's peach picking season at Apple Holler in Sturtevant, and staff there are making sure it's safe for you and your family amid the COVID-19 pandemic."Almost 80 acres so there's a lot of space to socially distance," David Flannery, owner of Apple Holler, said. "Hand-washing, social distancing.

Racine Common Council passes mask ordinance; people and businesses face fines

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Racine Common Council voted 8-7 on Tuesday night, July 21 in favor of imposing a city-wide mask mandate after lengthy debate done virtually due to the pandemic. The ordinance as it was proposed for the vote would require masks to be worn everywhere indoors -- except your home -- and everywhere outdoors where social distancing is not possible. There are exceptions, like when eating or drinking in restaurants or bars.