As the COVID-19 transmission rate remains at a moderate level locally, the Rock County Public Health Department announced it would not update its mask guidelines after a federal change in guidance for regions of the country with greater virus activity.
COVID-19 vaccines will be available at the Rock County 4-H Fair.
Cases involving the delta variant of the coronavirus have been identified in Rock County. There also have been breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated individuals, health department officials say.
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Blackhawk Tech will continue offering limited hours to help vaccinate people before the start of the school year.
More young people age 12 and older are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, which health department officials are encouraging as the new school year approaches.
The COVID-19 testing site at Blackhawk Technical College will close at 3 p.m. today because of severe weather.
From a chance to win the lottery to discounts on grocery tabs, Wisconsin and Illinois residents who have yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine jab are now able to get incentives for getting the shot.
The Rock County Jail is no longer quarantining all new inmates, raising concerns among inmates.
A total of 17,947 doses have been administered at the Blackhawk Tech COVID-19 vaccination site as of Thursday.
COVID-19 cases in Rock County continue to drop, but the county has detected three variants of the virus locally, and there remains the potential for the delta variant to crop up in the county in the future.
The city of Janesville has made no final decisions on how it might spend the $11.68 million it’ll receive in federal American Rescue Plan funding, but it’s got a wish list of possible projects that total more than $29 million—almost three times the size of the city’s COVID-19 pandemic relief allocation.
SSM Health announced Monday the vaccinations will be required by the end of September.
Rock County health and community organization officials say the local response to address vaccine equity demographic disparities ultimately helped boost vaccinations, but they stressed more needed to be done to reach vulnerable individuals as uptake of immunizations continues to fall in the Stateline Area and beyond.
A vaccine clinic for students age 12 and up is set for June 28 at Wilson Elementary School in Janesville.
The state announced Monday it plans to reduce hours at its Blackhawk Technical College COVID-19 vaccination site until closing the operation in July.
Walworth County has moved to Phase Four of reopening and the end of its COVID-19 Phase Guidance.
Milton School District Superintendent Rich Dahman earlier set the date for the Milton School District to go to a mask-optional policy for July 3.
Mercyhealth will administer free COVID-19 vaccines during Music at the Marv on Tuesday, according to a Mercyhealth news release.
Private and public health officials say that the fight against COVID-19 is becoming more surgical, as health care groups begin to focus grassroots, face-to-face campaigns to try to get people--minority groups especially--to sign up to get vaccinated.
Beginning July 3, face masks for Milton School District students and staff will be optional indoors and outside.
The Janesville School Board voted Tuesday night to lift its mask mandate ahead of the start of summer school sessions.
Rock County’s health department on Thursday announced that it will be discontinuing its phased reopening plan effective Tuesday, June 8, giving way for county businesses to “reopen fully.”
First doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available every Friday in June at Dean Medical Group-Janesville East.
Beloit College is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all students during the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, as other higher education institutions in the Rock County area pass on mandatory immunizations.
Last week, Rock County averaged about 22 new COVID-19 cases a day, which is a decrease from previous weeks when the average was about 40 cases a day.
The local unmasking continues. The next chapter: this coming week at Janesville’s City Hall and other municipal buildings.
The Rock County Public Health Department asks residents to remain cautious when considering summer travel plans following the recent change in mask guidance.
Both the city of Janesville and Rock County could be looking to start holding in-person meetings again this year, although it appears Janesville City Hall may be eyeing a return sooner than the Rock County Board.
SSM Health and Blain’s Supply are partnering to offer a mobile vaccination clinic May 21 at Blain’s Supply Inc.
The manager of Woodman's Food Market in Janesville said customers were inquiring all day Friday whether they still had to wear masks in the store after local health officials eased their COVID-19 masking guidelines.
UW-Whitewater released numbers Friday that illustrate what the school had to do, from testing to vaccines, to finish a school year during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Rock County Board committee wants the county to eliminate a COVID-19 vaccine mandate at its Rock Haven nursing home and reinstate several nursing home employees the county has laid off for months after the workers declined the vaccine earlier this year.
The Jefferson County Health Department plans to offer a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children age 12 to 15 on Thursday, May 20.