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Blackhawk Tech COVID-19 Testing Hours Change

Rock County Public Health Department

February 12, 2021

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Media Advisory: Rock County Public Health Department to host weekly COVID-19 video briefings every Thursday at 11am beginning this week

Reopen Rock Task Force

February 2,2021

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Press Release: Reopen Rock Urges Rock County Residents to #StayHomeForTheHolidays

Reopen Rock Task Force

December 17, 2020

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Gov. Evers Invests $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits 

Grants support nonprofit organizations providing critical services as COVID-19 continues surge in Wisconsin. The deadline for grant application is November 9, 2020 at 2 p.m.​

Office of Governor Tony Evers

November 3, 2020

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Reopen Rock Seeks Community Member Photos for #RockTheMask Billboard Campaign

Reopen Rock Task Force

Ocotber 20, 2020

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Partnership provides free masks to Rock County residents

MyStateline


October 13, 2020

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Rock County businesses sign “Stay Safe” pledge to follow health guidelines

Businesses that sign the pledge agree to safety guidelines, like hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a face mask.

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By Hope Salman
October 12, 2020

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Press Release: Reopen Rock Task Force to Host Drive-Thru Mask Giveaway

Reopen Rock Task Force

October 9, 2020

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Press Release: Reopen Rock Task Force Asks Local Business to Take the Stay Safe Pledge

Reopen Rock Task Force

October 6, 2020

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Rock County prepared to issue mask order if statewide mandate expires

WKOW

By Dan Plutchak
September 22, 2020

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Evers launches of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment dashboard

McFarland Thistle

By Kevin Passon
August 13, 2020

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Janesville hopes to host public COVID-19 testing site in October

Janesville Gazette

By Ashley McCallum
August 13, 2020

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Health department resumes immunization clinic services for uninsured children

Milton Courier

August 13, 2020

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Rock Co. Public Health Dept. offers resources amid pandemic, schools reopening

RCPHD has developed a data dashboard that will contain information regarding COVID-19 trends for school districts in Rock County.

WMTV NBC 15

By Vanessa Reza
August 11, 2020

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Wisconsin governor orders masks statewide amid virus surge

Associated Press

By Scot Bauer
July 30, 2020

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Options available for those seeking virus test

Beloit Daily News

By Austin Montgomery
July 29, 2020

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Rock Reopen Task Force gets community involved in recovery

Janesville Gazette

By Ashley McCallum
July 16, 2020

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Rock County to require masks in County facilities

WKOW

By JT Cestkowski
July 16, 2020

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Rock County advances into Phase 2 of reopening plan

WMTV NBC 15

By Jason Danbeck
June 10, 2020

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Rock County task force could provide insight, guidances for reopening businesses

By Adam Duxter
May 15, 2020

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Rock County seeks task force to develop reopening plan

Beloit Daily News

By Austin Montgomery
May 14, 2020

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What We’re Reading


Rock County updates mask order

GazetteXtra

By Ashley McCallum
April 30, 2021

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause ends in Rock County

Beloit Daily News

By Hillary Gavan
March 28, 2021

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COVID-19 variants identified in Rock County

WKOW

By JT Cestkowski
April 22, 2021

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Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Blood Clots

Healthline

By Roz Plater
April 20, 2021

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Geographic gaps in COVID-19 vaccination taking shape in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Journal

By David Walberg
April 19, 2021

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COVID-19 vaccine clinics offered by HealthNet of Rock County in Beloit

Beloit Daily News

By Austin Montgomery
April 12, 2021

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Rock County health officials monitoring travel trends as coronavirus variants spread

GazetteXtra

By Ashley McCallum
April 8, 2021

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COVID-19 Transmission After Vaccination: What We Know

Healthline

By Shawn Radcliffe
April 6, 2021

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United Way announces one-stop site for COVID-19 vaccine answers and assistance

MWTV 15

By Nick Vivian
April, 2021

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All Wisconsinites 16+ to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on April 5

Channel 3000

By Logan Rude
March 30, 2021

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Rock County finds first case of COVID-19 variant originally identified in UK

WKOW

By JT Cestkowski
March 29, 2021

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Nearly 900,000 in Wisconsin have completed vaccination

Beloit Daily News

By Hillary Gavan
March 24, 2021

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Wisconsin dentists prepare to give COVID vaccine

WMTV

By Brittney Ermon
March 23, 2021

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Rock County vaccination rate continues to best statewide average

Beloit Daily News

By Austin Montgomery
March 15, 2021

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The COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed. What's Biden's Next Big Move?

NPR

By Domenico Montanar0
March 13, 2021

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The Senate passed Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill

CNN

By Melissa Mahtani & Adrienne Vogt
March 6, 2021

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Senate takes first step toward passing $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill — here’s what happens next

CNBC

By Jacob Pramuk
March 4, 2021

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With 3 COVID-19 Vaccines Available, Is 1 Better Than The Other?

NPR

By Selena Simmons-Duffin
March 3, 2021

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Wisconsin's COVID-19 Vaccination Registry Is Live And Taking Registrations

Wisconsin Public Radio

By Brady Carlson
March 2, 2021

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Here’s When We May Have Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Herd Immunity

Healthline

By Heather Grey
March 1, 2021

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House to vote on Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill with $1,400 checks

NBC News

By Sahil Kapur
February 26, 2021

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No, the COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause Infertility

Healthline

By Ann Pietrangelo
February 24, 2021

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Second day in a row Wisconsin sees zero COVID-19 deaths

WKOW

By Emma Fried
February 22, 2021

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Rock County has vaccinated 44% of residents 65 and older

GazetteXtra

By Austin Montgomery
February 19, 2021

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Researchers Find Eye Abnormalities in People With COVID-19: What to Know

Healthline

By Meagan Drillinger
February 16, 2021

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Rock County sees 85% less flu in season dominated by COVID-19

GazetteXtra

By Ashley McCallum
February 15, 2021

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BTC COVID-19 testing hours to change starting Feb. 17

GazetteXtra

February 12, 2021

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Rock County vaccine clinic aimed for uninsured to open next week

Beloit Daily News

By Austin Montgomery
February 10, 2021

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State's first community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be in Rock County

The State Journal

By David Wahlberg
February 9, 2021

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DHS Identifies Second Wisconsin Case Of More Contagious Coronavirus Variant

WPR

By Shamane Mills
February 9, 2021

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My Parents Are Vaccinated but I’m Not. Is It Safe for Us to Visit?

Healthline

By Ashley Welch
February 7, 2021

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If you've had Covid-19, here's what you should know about vaccines, variants and more

CNN

By Jacqueline Haward
February 5, 2021

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Rock County institutes mask mandate

WKOW

By JT Cestkowski
February 4, 2021

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The U.S. 'Battles' Coronavirus, But Is It Fair To Compare Pandemic To A War?

NPR

By Carrie Feibel
February 3, 2021

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I've had my Covid-19 vaccine -- now what can I safely do? Your questions answered

CNN

By Sandee LaMotte
February 3, 2021

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SSM Health begins vaccinating patients ages 65 to 74, Mercyhealth reduces age threshold to 70

GazetteXtra

By Ashley McCallum
February 3, 2021

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6 Tips for a Lovely Valentine’s Day During COVID-19

Healthline

By Cathy Cassata
February 2, 2021

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What to Know About Covid-19 and the Super Bowl

The New York Times

By Ken Belson
February 2, 2021

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No variants of COVID-19 found yet in Rock County

Beloit Daily News

By Austin Montgomery
February 1, 2021

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CDC Finds COVID-19 Vaccines Safe After 22 Million Vaccinations

Healthline

By Julia Riels
January 31, 2021

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What to Know About Allergic Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Healthline

By George Citroner
January 28, 2021

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Vaccines: One of the greatest medical successes

HNG

By Shari Faber
January 27, 2021

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8 myths about the Covid-19 vaccine -- Dr. Wen explains

CNN

By Faye Chiu
January 26, 2021

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Everyday activities are more dangerous now that new Covid-19 variants are circulating, expert says

CNN

By Christina Maxouris
January 26, 2021

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UW-Whitewater to resume free community testing at new location

GazetteXtra

By Jonah Beleckis
January 25, 2021

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How to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B

WTVO

January 22, 2021

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Covid-19 Has Nearly Wiped Out the Flu—How Do We Keep It From Coming Back?

The Wall Street Journal

By Miho Inada
January 21, 2021

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Rock County school employees begin COVID-19 vaccination process

GazetteXtra

By Ashley McCallum & Austin Montgomery
January 20, 2021

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COVID-19 vaccine FAQ (audio)

WROK Radio Rockford

By Dr. John Dorsey
January 20, 2021

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Biden to sign day one executive order to shift coronavirus-fighting strategy

Washington Post

By Amy Goldstein & Amy Goldstein
January 20, 2021

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You Can Still Spread, Develop COVID-19 After Getting a Vaccine: What to Know

Healthline

By Roz Plater
Januyary 19, 2021

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Wisconsinites 65 And Older Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning Jan. 25

WPR

January 19, 2021

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What we know, and don't know, about COVID-19 vaccines in Rock County

GazetteXtra

By Ashley McCallum & Frank Schultz
January 15, 2021

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Johnson & Johnson’s 1-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Early-Stage Trials

TIME

By Riley Griffin
January 14, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation: How Social Media Fact Checks Can Help

Healthline

By Nancy Schimelpfening
January 13, 2021

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Teachers, elderly, prisoners and others could get COVID-19 vaccine next in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Journal

By David Wahlberg
January 13, 2021

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The US has suffered its worst day ever for Covid-19 deaths

CNN

By Christina Maxouris
January 13, 2021

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Milton schools prepare for students, vaccinations

GazetteXtra

By Benjamin Pierce
January 12, 2021

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Rock County seeks task force to develop reopening plan

Beloit Daily News

By Hillary Gavan
January 6, 2021

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Rock County businesses concerned about COVID-19 data gathering

GazetteXtra

By Austin Montgomery Adams Publishing Group
January 6, 2021

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If You’re Pregnant, Here’s What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Healthline

By Dana K. Cassell
January 4, 2021

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Britain Returns To Lockdown To Fight Coronavirus Variant

NPR

By Reese Oxner
January 4, 2021

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A more contagious coronavirus strain has been identified in 4 states and 33 countries. What we know.

USA Today

By Grace Hauck
January 2, 2021

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Ideas to Get Us Through the Winter

Bloomberg

By Marie Patino
December 30, 2020

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5 COVID-19 survivors who beat death share their New Year’s resolutions

New York Post

By Kristen Fleming
December 30, 2020

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New Year's Eve parties are a 'Covid-19 dream.' Here's why they can be especially dangerous

CNN

By Holly Yan
December 30, 2020

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U.S. confirms first case of the new Covid strain discovered in UK

CNBC

By Amanda Macias
December 30, 2020

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Wisconsin COVID-19 vaccination begins in high-risk setting: nursing homes

The State Journal

By David Wahlberg
December 29, 2020

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'Have faith:' Coronavirus vaccine administered to SSM Health St. Mary's-Janesville workers

GazetteXtra

By Frank Schultz
December 28, 2020

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Here Is What's In The COVID-19 Relief Package

NPR

By Brian Naylor
December 28, 2020

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Trump signs coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law after lengthy delay

CNN

December 28, 2020

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House to vote on $2,000 stimulus checks after Trump signs Covid relief and funding bill

CNBC

By Jacob Pramuk
December 28, 2020

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As Hospitals Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccines, Health Care Workers Describe Chaos And Anger

NPR

By Gabrielle Emanuel
December 28, 2020

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Battle for in-person learning escalates in Wisconsin amid COVID-19 pandemic

Wisconsin State Journal

By Elizabeth Beyer
December 27, 2020

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At-home COVID-19 testing now available in Wisconsin for free

Wisconsin State Journal

By David Wahlberg
December 23, 2020

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Three big ways small business would benefit from the new Covid relief bill

CNN

By Jeanne Sahadi
December 23, 2020

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USA TODAY vaccine panel says the US has nailed the science behind the COVID vaccine. Next up: logistics and trust.

USA TODAY

By Karen Weintraub & Elizabeth Weise
December 23, 2020

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UK experts are 'highly confident' that a new coronavirus variant is more contagious. Here's what that means

CNN

By Zamira Rahim
December 22, 2020

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BioNTech CEO Says 'Highly Likely' Vaccine Is Effective Against U.K. Virus Variant

NPR

By Brakkota Booker
December 22, 2020

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Lyft to offer 60 million free and discounted rides to vaccination sites

USA Today

By Coral Murphy
December 22, 2020

 

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When can YOU get the vaccine? It depends on your health, occupation and where you live

CNN

By Eliott C. McLaughlin
December 22, 2020

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Congress passes massive Covid relief bill to provide direct aid to struggling Americans

NBC

By Dartunorro Clark
December 21, 2020

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Yes, a Covid-19 vaccine has arrived. But here's what NOT to do

CNN

By Dakin Andone
December 14, 2020

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Has a year of living with Covid-19 rewired our brains?

The Guardian

By Paula Cocozza
December 13, 2020

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A small town dragged its feet on COVID-19 mask mandates. Now residents are paying the price.

USA Today

By Andrea Ball, Jayme Fraser, & Trevor Hughes
December 11, 2020

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FDA Adviser: Vaccine To Be OK'd In Days, But 'Normal' May Not Return Until Next Fall

NPR

By Noel King
December 11, 2020

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So are we going to get a Covid-19 stimulus deal, or not?

CNN

By Chris Cillizza
December 9, 2020

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Canada approves Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

CNBC

December 9, 2020

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New Data Reveal Which Hospitals Are Dangerously Full. Is Yours?

NPR

By Sean McMinn & Audrey Carlsen
December 9, 2020

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State Officials Encourage Wisconsinites To Keep Getting Tested For COVID-19

WPR

December 8, 2020

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Yes, your boss can fire you if you refuse to get a Covid vaccine

CNBC

By MacKenzie Sigalos
December 7, 2020

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Rock County health department supports new COVID-19 guidance on quarantining

GazetteXtra

December 6, 2020

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Wisconsin Averaged A Record Of 60 COVID-19 Deaths Per Day This Past Week

WPR

December 5, 2020

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Obama, Bush, Clinton Say They're Willing To Get Coronavirus Vaccine On Camera

NPR

By Jaclyn Diaz
December 3, 2020

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Which people get the Covid-19 vaccine first? States will determine your place in line

State governments will handle the actual distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, and they're still figuring out which people will get vaccines first.

NBC

By Kim Ramgopal
December 3, 2020

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Everything you need to know about the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine

New Scientist

By Gram Lawton
December 3, 2020

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'Fake news' about a Covid-19 vaccine has become a second pandemic, Red Cross chief says

CNN

By Harmeet Kaur & Naomi Thomas
December 1, 2020

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Should Nursing Home Residents Be Prioritized For Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine?

NPR

By Pien Huang
December 1, 2020

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‘Absolutely remarkable’: No one who got Moderna’s vaccine in trial developed severe COVID-19

Science

By Jon Cohen
November 30, 2020

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Rock County reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths in one week

GazetteXtra

By Ashely McCallum
November 30, 2020

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Covid cases are exploding across U.S. and Thanksgiving could be an ‘accelerator event’

“You can’t get a higher risk activity than sitting around a table unmasked indoors for hours”

CNBC

By Will Feuer
November 25, 2020

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Wisconsin-Minnesota Game Canceled Due To COVID-19

WPR

By Megan Hart
November 24, 2020

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'We couldn't be more thankful': Local residents express gratitude despite challenging year

GazetteXtra

By Benjamin Pierce
November 23, 2020

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Beloit, Janesville report 595 COVID-19 cases since last week

Beloit Daily News

By Austin Montgomery
November 23, 2020

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Covid live updates: AstraZeneca says its Covid-19 vaccine is 'highly effective' in late stage trials

The vaccine was developed in conjunction with the U.K.'s University of Oxford.

NBC

November 23, 2020

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To beat the COVID-19 holiday blues, psychologists offer these tips

Wisconsin State Journal

By Gina Kittner
November 22, 2020

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Meeting on COVID-19 measures between Gov. Tony Evers and GOP leaders deemed 'productive'

Wisconsin State Journal

By Mitchell Schmidt
November 21, 2020

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Another $120 million in grants will go to Wisconsin small businesses during the pandemic

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By Sarah Hauer
November 20, 2020

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Beloit’s Black businesses highlighted next week

Madison 365

By Robert Chappel
November 19, 2020

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32 Fun Virtual Holiday Party Ideas in 2020

Patio

November 19, 2020

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Coronavirus: CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

BBC

November 19, 2020

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BIFF organizers discussing drive-in movies and more

GazetteXtra

By Hillary Gavan Adams Publishing Group
November 18, 2020

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'Still wasting time': Janesville restaurant owner calls for statewide COVID shutdown

GazettXtra

By Neil Johnson
November 17, 2020

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Rock County returns to Phase One of COVID-19 reopening plan

NBC 15

By Katie Rousonelos
November 16, 2020

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Don't rely on a negative test result to see your family for Thanksgiving

CNN

By Holly Yan
November 16, 2020

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As flu season nears its peak, COVID-19 cases are surging: Get your flu shot now, experts say

USA Today

By John Bacon
November 12, 2020

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Coronavirus updates: Hospitalizations reach all-time high; Masks protect wearers, too; WHO facing independent review of pandemic response

USA Today

By Josh Bacon & Jessica Flores
November 11, 2020

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Gov. Evers urges everyone to stay home in new executive order

WMTV

By Nick Viviani & Gretchen Gerlach
November 10, 2020

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Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine: 11 Things You Need to Know

The New York Times

By Carl Zimmer & Katie Thomas
November 9, 2020

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Hospitals scramble for staff, ICU beds as Wisconsin passes a quarter million COVID-19 cases

The Capital Times

By Steven Elbow
November 9, 2020

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Here's who's on President-elect Biden's newly formed Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board

CNN

By Eric Levenson
November 9, 2020

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More state officials announce restrictions as US tops 100,000 new Covid-19 infections for second day in a row

CNN

By Christina Maxouris​
November 6, 2020

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Wisconsin chief health officer quits as COVID-19 rages

NBC 15

November 5, 2020

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Covid-19 cases break record for second day in a row, topping 120,000

A total of 120,048 people tested positive Thursday, nearly 16,000 more than were reported Wednesday, according to NBC News tallies.

NBC News

By Tim Stelloh & Austin Mullen​
November 5, 2020

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Wisconsin surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, more than 5,000 new cases confirmed

WBAY

October 31, 2020

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As Rock County COVID-19 cases soar, Edgerton schools say in-person learning might be safest option

Channel 3000

By Adam Duxter
October 28, 2020

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Six more area residents die from COVID-19

The Globe

By Julie Buntjer
October 28, 2020

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Rock County reports 127 new COVID-19 cases as Wisconsin remains hotspot

Beloit Daily News

By Austin Montgomery
October 25, 2020

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Rock County hospitals need your help to flatten the curve

Milton Courier

By Rock County Public Health Department
October 25, 2020

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Rock County hospitals treating 33 COVID-19 patients

Milton Courier

By Hillary Gavan
October 23, 2020

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Worried About Covid-19 in the Winter? Alaska Provides a Cautionary Tale

New York Times

By Mike Baker
October 21, 2020

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Rock County continues to top COVID-19 case predictions

WKOW

By Caroline Dade
Ocotber 21, 2020

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BTC offering COVID testing, flu shots and staggered work shifts

Beloit Daily News

By Hillary Gavan
October 20, 2020

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Rock Co. to open weekly COVID-19 testing site

WMTV

By Juliana Tornabene
October 19, 2020

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Blackhawk Technical College launches additional COVID-19 precautions

WIFR

October 19, 2020

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Some Counties, Overwhelmed By COVID-19 Cases, Ask Patients To Help With Contact Tracing

WPR

By Shamane Mills​
October 16, 2020

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Janesville small business owners seek support as winter nears

NBC 15

By Erin Sullivan 
October 15, 2020

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COVID-19 soars among Rock County school-aged children

GazetteXtra

By Ashley McCallum
October 14, 2020

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A 25-year-old man becomes first in the U.S. to contract coronavirus twice, with second infection ‘more severe’

CNBC

By Sam Meredith 
October 13, 2020

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Several Rock County coronavirus data points reach record highs

GazetteXtra

By Ashley McCallum
October 13, 2020

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Wisconsin Judge Upholds Governor's Statewide Mask Mandate

NPR

By Jason Slotkin
October 12, 2020

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Wisconsin breaks single-day record of new coronavirus cases

 

CBS News

By Mola Lengi
October 8, 2020

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Voting During COVID Pandemic: How to Do It Safely

WebMD

By Stephanie Watson
October 6, 2020

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Allergies, Colds, Flu And COVID-19: How To Best Prep For Fall's 'Sick Season'

NPR

By Kristen Kendrick
October 4, 2020

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Coronavirus and Halloween: Can you go trick or treating?

BBC News

By Becky Morton
October 2, 2020

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We're All Innovating Contest celebrates small business creativity amid COVID-19 pandemic

WEDC

September 30, 2020

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Wisconsin Is on the Brink of a Major Outbreak

The state's coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are at an all-time high.

The Atlantic

By Robinson Meyer
September 26, 2020

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Why COVID-19 Survivor Rita Wilson Is Urging Others to Get a Flu Shot

Healthline

By Cathy Cassata 
September 23, 2020

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What kind of face mask best protects against coronavirus?

The Guardian

By Hannah Devlin Science
August 12, 2020

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What 'airborne coronavirus' means, and how to protect yourself

The COVID-19 pandemic has revived a decades-old debate about how respiratory diseases travel—which affects the safety practices experts recommend

National Geographic

By Maya Wei-Haas
August 11, 2020

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How to make masks that everyone will want to wear

National Geographic

July 10, 2020

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Where To Find Food, Housing Help And More In Wisconsin During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Food Pantries, Senior Services Adjusting Hours And Programs

Wisconsin Public Radio

By Miranda Suarez
April 28, 2020

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