The Alice in Dairyland finals are postponed and will not feature any public events in Walworth County as had been planned before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the county will now host next year's finals.
With the federal stockpile drained of protective gear, states are turning to each other, private industries and anyone who can donate in a desperate bid to get respirators, gloves and other supplies to doctors, nurses and other front-line workers.
With the increased demand for food and medical products during the COVID-19 pandemic, Charter NEX Films, headquartered in Milton, has been busy.
The restaurant industry is one of many hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. But local restaurant owner Benny Useni said if you can cut lasagna into two pieces, you can cut it into three.
The Rock County Council on Aging will lend its transport vans to deliver food from food pantries to the needy.
A Beloit Assembly Democrat is proposing that nearly all voting be done by mail during the pandemic.
Rock County officials reported another increase in positive tests for the coronavirus on Thursday.
Walworth County judges signed an order, shared Thursday, that allows family court mediation and custody study appointments to go on electronically.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday ordered the closure of 40 Wisconsin's state parks, forests and recreational areas primarily in southern and southeastern Wisconsin to help reduce overcrowding and vandalism and to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
The county health department released data Tuesday showing Rock County under normal capacity has 260 hospital beds, 37 ICU beds and 32 ventilators.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general who was tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday.
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
A second Rock County resident has died from complications caused by COVID-19, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health of Services.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile and put forward a narrower vision of the role the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and equipment should play in supplying states' needs.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge.
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.
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.
Whitewater is only going to have one polling place for Tuesday’s election because of the novel coronavirus, the city announced Wednesday.
A resident and an employee of a Rock County community-based residential facility have tested positive for COVID-19, county health officials said Thursday.
Democrats announced Thursday that they were postponing their presidential nominating convention until August, an unprecedented move that shows how the coronavirus is reshaping the battle for the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Milton School District will continue to pay hourly support staffers through May 1 or the date they return to regular work, whichever comes first. Superintendent Rich Dahman said the decision should give employees financial stability.
A Janesville woman who was stuck in Peru after that government closed its borders in response to the global pandemic returned home Wednesday.
With a huge number of absentee ballots flooding into clerks' offices and with a deadline of 8 p.m. Tuesday, voters might want to bypass the U.S. mail and deliver their ballots themselves.
An inmate was isolated at the Rock County Jail on Wednesday as a precaution after a doctor raised a concern related to the coronavirus.