While many businesses temporarily closed their doors or reduced services following Gov. Tony Evers’ safer-at-home order, cleaning and sanitation companies are busier than ever.
Erica Bergstrom, the county’s public health officer, told The Gazette that the larger sample size that comes with state data is better for assessing and predicting trends. Walworth County has reported only one or a handful of confirmed cases each day.
The county health department released data Tuesday showing Rock County under normal capacity has 260 hospital beds, 37 ICU beds and 32 ventilators.
A UW-Whitewater student died in Milwaukee on Friday when police say a homicide suspect being pursued by U.S. marshals ran a red light and struck her vehicle. She was remembered as an "amazing friend to all."
A fatal vehicle crash Tuesday night at an Alliant Energy natural gas regulator station caused a gas outage in Beloit.
Janesville's ministers are finding new ways to connect with their congregations—from a distance.
Starting Wednesday, the state Department of Transportation is restricting in-person services at all Division of Motor Vehicles offices to protect people from COVID-19.
Whether people stay home and maintain social distancing will determine if Rock County has enough resources to serve everyone in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Mark Pocan will hold a telephone conference with constituents Thursday.
Dozens of voters streamed into the old Sears store in Janesville as voting began Tuesday morning.
Rock Haven and Cedar Crest, two nursing homes in Janesville, require protective gear for staff and are taking extra precautions to protect residents from COVID-19.
Gov. Tony Evers has placed a temporary ban on evictions statewide, but Janesville housing officials worry about what will come after that ban is lifted.
Clerks across Rock County and the state were waiting and wondering Monday evening whether they would be holding an election Tuesday or not. They decided it was best to be prepared.
Walworth County’s latest batch of COVID-19 numbers shows 20 confirmed cases of the disease, according to data released Monday.
A 19-year-old man was hit by a pickup truck as he worked at the end of his driveway Sunday, town of Fulton police said.
Palmer Drive will remain closed under the Interstate until Wednesday, April 8, state officials said Monday.
One resident of Janesville nursing facility Oak Park Place has died from COVID-19 infection, and four more residents from the nursing home have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the Rock County Health Department.
Blackhawk Technical College has been planning for online-only classes since mid- to late February. The hands-on learning has posed a particular challenge.
A second Rock County resident has died from complications caused by COVID-19, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health of Services.
The UW System has recognized UW-Whitewater’s Juk Bhattacharyya, choosing her as one of three professors to receive a 2020 Regent Scholar program grant for $50,000.
City staff and representatives disagree with Rock County officials, who believe sharing data related to COVID-19 cases would not address imminent threats to the community.
Models released by the health department show how many people could be infected and how many could be hospitalized if people do not adhere to safer-at-home orders.
For Dale Wheelock and others who lived through the polio epidemic, the current fear and uncertainty of the coronavirus stir memories of another frightening disease.
Health officials have detected COVID-19 in “all major Walworth County communities,” and testing resources are going to people in critical condition, the county said in a news release Friday.
They had to do something. So they started to sew.
Communities such as Rockton, Illinois, and school districts such as Orfordville Parkview continue to hold public, in-person meetings, while other units of government are live streaming meetings and asking the public to call in or email input.
The medical director for the facility asked the health department not to share the name or location of the facility "as it would cause undue stress to the residents," said Kelsey Cordova, public information officer for the Rock County Public Health Department, in an email to The Gazette.
Starting in fall, UW-Whitewater will offer a 30-credit Master's of Science program that can be completed entirely online in about two years when done part time.
An Orfordville man convicted of trying to pay for sex with a teenager in what was actually a police sting will report to jail later than planned because of COVID-19, a Walworth County judge decided Tuesday.
Police are investigating a report of an officer impersonator after a resident reported by pulled over Wednesday afternoon near the Milton House.
East Milwaukee Street and County O/Delavan Drive will close under Interstate 90/39 next week for construction, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday.
Across the community, nonprofits face challenges on three fronts: increasing need, lost revenue and safety protocols that have changed how they interact with clients and volunteers.
The name of the Janesville police officer who shot a man during an incident March 26 was released Thursday.
Local economic development officials are urging businesses to respond to a COVID-19 economic impact survey and study being conducted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and UW-Oshkosh.
An Orfordville Parkview School Board member who had bowed out of Tuesday's school board election says he's back in it, citing the coronavirus pandemic.