More than 400 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Beloit and Janesville last week as new virus cases remain elevated in the area.
Local hospital officials and an epidemiologist for Rock County say COVID-19 hospitalizations have been on an uptick here recently, and it comes at the same time as hospitals also are seeing an increase in people being admitted for non-COVID-19 illnesses, including seasonal flu and cold viruses.
The state-operated COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the former Rock County Job Center in Janesville will expand its hours of operation starting Tuesday to address higher demand with 5- to 11-year-old children starting vaccine series and more adults receiving booster doses.
The total number of estimated active COVID-19 cases in Rock County has reached levels not seen since late last year with more than 1,200 estimated active cases reported Tuesday by the Rock County Public Health Department.
After a recent period of virtual learning at a Milton School District elementary school, an effort to change the Milton School District's Milton Forward plan, which outlines the district's COVID-19 quarantine and mask protocols, failed during a school board meeting Monday night.
If the current pace of early vaccinations in children aged 5-11 is any indicator, area schools could see a boost in vaccination rates in as soon as one to two months, according to the Rock County Health Department.
State public health agencies in Illinois and Wisconsin recommend all those 18 and older get the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose following a federal ruling that authorized Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for all adults.
Based on Nov. 17 figures posted on the district’s online dashboard, 33 active COVID-19 cases were reported, and 17 additional students are under quarantine, who were exposed to the virus while in school.
Seventy UW System students, including eight from UW-Whitewater, were selected for $7,000 scholarships after they were vaccinated against COVID-19 and reported their status to the system.
McDonald's locations in Beloit and Janesville will host free COVID-10 vaccine clinics Nov. 18, Dec. 2 and Dec. 16. There will be no vaccines for children under 12 at these clinics.
More than 500 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Rock County since Nov. 8 as virus transmission in the region remains high, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows.
A longtime Beloit Police Department patrol officer has died due to complications from COVID-19, according to a news release issued Monday afternoon by the City of Beloit.
Milton High School will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, Nov. 16. The clinic is open to children ages 5 and up. Guardian and/or parental consent is required.
The Rock County Public Health Department says new cases of COVID-19 are rising slightly in Rock County as health officials prepare for an increase in vaccine demand as families look to get children ages 5 to 11 inoculated.
Walworth County's Division of Public Health announced Thursday it will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics throughout November.
Drugmaker Pfizer requested federal approval Tuesday for its booster shot to be available to all adults age 18 and older. More than 25 million Americans have received an additional dose of one of the three COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S.
Nearly two-thirds of eligible Rock County residents have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series.
The Evansville School District currently has the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Rock County with 65.27% of eligible children age 12 to 18 fully vaccinated.
Protesters gathered near the Kolak Education Center Friday to protest allegations that a teacher taped a student's mask to his head.
Children aged 5 to 11 in the Rock County area will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week.
Rock County vaccine providers will soon be offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children age 5 to 11 as early as next week, according to the Rock County Public Health Department.
Consolidated Elementary School will transition to virtual learning Friday Nov. 5 after a COVID-19 outbreak. The school expects students to be able to return for in-person instruction Thursday, Nov. 18.
COVID-19 and flu vaccinations will be offered from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday at Parkview Elementary School.
Differing accounts have emerged of what appeared to have happened regarding a McNeel Intermediate School teacher taping a student’s mask to his face on Oct. 26, Beloit Police Department records show.
Transmission of COVID-19 remains high in both Rock and Winnebago counties, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could make a decision this week on approving COVID-19 vaccines for children age 5 to 11, according to federal public health officials.
The Rock County Public Health Department says certain residents should consider getting their COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as officials prepare for a vaccine rollout for children age 5 to 11.
Rock County businesses hurt by the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for new grant funding to offset losses, but officials are looking to make sure businesses are prepared for future economic downturns rather than only providing short-term cash infusions.
Beloit is still lagging behind most other communities in Rock County when it comes to vaccination rates.
The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Janesville and Beloit over the last week rose slightly compared to the previous week, according to data published Monday by the Rock County Public Health Department.
On Friday, 32 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Rock County, which continues the trend of the daily case numbers going down in the area.
Rock County reported 36 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as federal officials announced that the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 could be cleared for use within the coming weeks.
Students UW-Whitewater have reported a 74% COVID-19 vaccination rate as of Oct. 18.
The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Beloit and Janesville over the last week dropped significantly compared to the week before last, according to data published Monday by the Rock County Public Health Department
The Rock County Public Health Department says it will have a new tool in its arsenal for tracking the spread of COVID-19 following the announcement of a contact tracing tool by state public health officials.
39 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Rock County on Wednesday.
The district will continue to require masking inside district buildings until either 80% of staff and students in the district are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or Rock County achieves a low disease transmission rate as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rock County has reported over 360 new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days while Winnebago County, Illinois has recorded over 560 new cases over the same time period, data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows.
Beloit's COVID-19 vaccination rate still lags behind other communities in Rock County.
A $75 million grant program to assist communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was announced Tuesday by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers.
Officials at UW-Whitewater at Beloit College reported that their campuses have higher COVID-19 vaccination rates on their campuses relative to the general populations in the counties where they are located.
Testing by the Wisconsin National Guard will be available Tuesday and on Oct. 12, with future dates to be announced.
The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Blackhawk Technical College is gearing up to relocate and will move to the former Rock County Jobs Center site in Janesville, according to the Rock County Public Health Department.