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.


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.

The Rock County Health Department has lifted the county’s COVID-19 mask orders, giving its blessing for people to go without face coverings in many public spaces.