Area health experts Tuesday urged Rock County residents to stay home for Thanksgiving and follow public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Rock County COVID-19 data trends are staying steadily high compared to where the county was just two months ago.
The Town of Beloit is returning to Phase One and will close all town rental facilities until further notice.
The state has completed three COVID-19 investigations at Evansville Manor this year. Two investigations resulted in no citations, according to documents from the state Department of Health Services.
All in-person appearances and jury trials in Rock County courts have been suspended until next year as COVID-19 infections continue to rise locally.
Rock County on Friday reported six deaths from COVID-19, the highest number of deaths from the virus ever reported in a single day in the county.
For local shelters that act as the last port for the homeless to evade deadly cold weather, this winter will only bring more COVID-era complexities—and perhaps more uncertainty than ever before.
However, elementary students in Janesville will continue to learn in person, the school board decided during a special meeting Wednesday.
A plan developed in the 1990s to combat the threat of bioterrorism has been modified to position health care providers ahead of administering the first COVID-19 immunizations.
A Rock County Jail inmate tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, but a jail captain said Monday that jail officials knew of his potential exposure before bringing him in and were able to keep him away from others.
One local restaurateur said he thinks the state should shut down all businesses for two weeks to stem the COVID crisis.
In Rock County, 30% of all cases reported during the pandemic have been in the past 16 days.
Last spring, Dr. Chad Tamez hosted Facebook Live sessions to help patients understand the mysterious new pathogen that was causing a pandemic. But the family physician stopped the tutorials after a few weeks as the pandemic became political.
Local hospitals still have beds to treat any kind of patient, but having enough staff to attend to patients is becoming a challenge, hospital officials said.
Milton High School will return to in-person learning Monday, school district officials announced Thursday. Students were told Oct. 29 that the school was switching to virtual education because of a suspected outbreak of COVID-19.
Powers Elementary School will pivot to virtual learning until after Thanksgiving break because of COVID-19 concerns, Beloit Turner School District officials said Wednesday.
The school is closed this week after multiple staff members were required to quarantine because of possible exposure to COVID-19.
Gov. Tony Evers issued an advisory Tuesday recommending people stay home and businesses allow employees to work remotely as the coronavirus surges.
Fifteen more people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Rock County between Monday and Tuesday.
The number of people sickened or killed by COVID-19 continues to climb in Rock County.
JPAC was one of eight Rock County cultural organizations to receive state grants to help cover revenue losses that accrued during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release from Gov. Tony Evers' office.
Students, staff and community members will be able to receive COVID-19 test results in 15 minutes on the UW-Whitewater campus starting this week.
National Guard troops are able to test 400 more people a week for COVID-19 at the Blackhawk Technical College testing site, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
The election has come and gone, and unlike what many conspiracy theorists predicted, the coronavirus is still circulating—and in Rock County's case, surging.
The city says everyone who has been to City Hall since Oct. 26 should monitor their health and talk to a medical professional if they develop any symptoms of COVID-19, according to a news release.
UW-Whitewater will delay its spring break by about a month because of the coronavirus pandemic, while some other UW System schools have developed different plans.
Here are some scenes from trick-or-treating Saturday night in Janesville.
The Walworth County Public Health Department is asking for the public's health as it sees a flood of new cases.
A list of nursing homes with COVID-19 problems on a state agency website included a Beloit facility that had no problems.
Wood's Crossing at Wood's Point nursing home has submitted a plan of correction to the state after investigators found three incidents in which it failed to follow infection control policies, according to state documents.
Harrison and Jefferson elementary schools will resume in-person education starting Monday, Nov. 2, after two weeks of virtual instruction, the Janesville School District announced.
A long line of cars was backed up on Sunny Lane on Wednesday afternoon as drivers waited to get into the COVID-19 testing site at Blackhawk Technical College.
Two more Rock County residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the all-time total to 44 deaths, according to data from the Rock County Public Health Department.
It is too early to say if a rally held by President Donald Trump will be identified as a super spreader event, a health department spokeswoman said.