Some shoppers and business owners say there are increasing signs that Rock County residents view face masks as passe. They say more and more people are out in public, sans mask, even as Rock County is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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With temperatures in the 90s during the coronavirus pandemic, an emergency-room doctor worries that heat-stroke victims might decide to stay home rather than get treated.

Lions Beach, the Riverside Park splash pad and the town square Bubbler are now open after delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Janesville Ice Arena will reopen June 28 for small group rentals.

Van Galder Bus plans this week to reactivate some busing routes the company has suspended as national and global COVID-19 shutdowns halted the economy and travel.

In an announcement Wednesday, health department officials said local COVID-19 data show the county has met enough public health benchmarks to move forward from phase one, which was initiated in mid-May.

Walworth County health officials Monday reported eight more laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in their latest update as the county nears 400 total cases.

Unemployment rates in Beloit and Janesville more than quadrupled in April as the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became more clear, according to state data.