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Important Local Updates:

This page contains important local updates/announcements with the most recent updates at the top of the page. Note that older updates may now be out of date information as this is a quickly evolving situation. Refer to the most current update and the information on the COVID-19 pages for the most up-to-date information.

  • On Tuesday, June 2, the the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 26 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 2,309 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, June 1 the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of four Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Monday, June 1 the the Winnebago County Health Department announced that; 41 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 2,283 cases in the county.
  • On Sunday, May 31 the the Winnebago County Health Department announced that the testing site located at the UIC Health Sciences Campus - Rockford will be closed on Sunday May 31. The site is scheduled to re-open on Monday, June 1.
  • On Saturday, May 30, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 70 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 2,196 cases in the county.
  • On Friday, May 29, the Winnebago County Health Department issued guidance for phase 3 for childcare centers and day camps. Click here for guidance information.
  • On Friday, May 29, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of a Winnebago County resident as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Friday, May 29, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 64 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 2,126 cases in the county.
  • On Thursday, May 28, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of 4 Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Thursday, May 28, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 69 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 2062 cases in the county.
  • On Wednesday, May 27, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of 2 Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Wednesday, May 27, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 32 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1993 cases in the county.
  • On Wednesday, May 27, issued guidance for phase 3 for places of workship and restaurants and bars. Click here for guidance information.
  • On Tuesday, May 26, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 47 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1961 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, May 25, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 36 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1914 cases in the county.
  • On Sunday, May 24, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 51 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1878 cases in the county.
  • On Saturday, May 23, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 83 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1827 cases in the county.
  • On Friday, May 22, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 60 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1744 cases in the county.
  • On Thursday, May 21, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 36 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1684 cases in the county.
  • On Wednesday, May 20, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 60 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1648 cases in the county. 
  • On Tuesday, May 19, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death 3 Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Tuesday, May 19, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 30 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1588 cases in the county. 
  • On Monday, May 18, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 57 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1558 cases in the county. 
  • On Sunday, May 17, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 57 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1501 cases in the county. 
  • On Saturday, May 16, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of 2 Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Saturday, May 16, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 34 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1444 cases in the county. 
  • On Friday, May 15, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 107 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1410 cases in the county. 
  • On Thursday, May 14, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 124 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1303 cases in the county. 
  • On Wednesday, May 13 the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of 4 Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Wednesday, May 13, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 46 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1179 cases in the county. 
  • On Tuesday, May 12 the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of 9 Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Tuesday, May 12, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 185 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1133 cases in the county. 
  • On Monday, May 11, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 22 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 948 cases in the county. 
  • On Sunday, May 10, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 32 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 926 cases in the county. 
  • On Saturday, May 9, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 42 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 894 cases in the county. 
  • On Friday, May 8, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 66 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 852 cases in the county. 
  • On Thursday, May 7, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 52 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 786 cases in the county. 
  • On Wednesday, May 6, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 91 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 734 cases in the county. 
  • On Tuesday, May 5, Governor Pritzker announced Restore Illinois, a public health approach to safely reopen our state.View the Governor's News Release on Restore Illinois.
  • On Tuesday, May 5, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 27 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 643 cases in the county. 
  • On Monday, May 4, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of a Winnebago County resident as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Monday, May 4, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 54 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 616 cases in the county. 
  • On Sunday, May 3, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of three Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Sunday, May 3, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 61 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 562 cases in the county. 
  • On Saturday, May 2, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 37 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 501 cases in the county. 
  • On Friday, May 1, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of four Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Friday, May 1, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 38 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 464 cases in the county. 
  • On Friday, May 1, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of four Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Friday, May 1, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 38 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 464 cases in the county. 
  • On Thursday, April 30, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-32 which modifies the previous shelter in place order and is effective until May 30, 2020.  Summary of New Provisions
  • On Thursday, April 30, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 23 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 426 cases in the county. 
  • On Wednesday, April 29, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 26 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 403 cases in the county. 
  • On Tuesday, April 28, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 23 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 377 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, April 27, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 41 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 354 cases in the county. 
  • On Sunday, April 26, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 20 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 313 cases in the county. 
  • On Saturday, April 25, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 22 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 293 cases in the county. 
  • On Friday, April 24, the Community Based Testing Site opened at the UIC Health Sciences Campus - Rockford (1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL). The site is drive-thru only and anyone who has COVID-19 like illness or symptoms (fever, cough, shorteness of breath) can get tested for free at the site which is open 7 days a week from 8am until 4pm or until testing supplies (500 per day) run out. 
  • On Friday, April 24, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 15 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 271 cases in the county. 
  • On Thursday, April 23, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 18 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 256 cases in the county. 
  • On Wednesday, April 22, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of a Winnebago County resident as a result of the novel coronavirus. 
  • On Wednesday, April 22, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 16 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 238 cases in the county. 
  • On Tuesday, April 21, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 13 Winnebago County residents tested postive for COVID-19 for a total of 222 cases in the county.
  • On Thursday, April 23, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 18 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 256 cases in the county. 
  • On Wednesday, April 22, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of a Winnebago County resident as a result of the novel coronavirus. 
  • On Wednesday, April 22, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 16 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 238 cases in the county. 
  • On Tuesday, April 21, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 13 Winnebago County residents tested postive for COVID-19 for a total of 222 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, April 20, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of two Winnebago County residents as a result of the novel coronavirus. 
  • On Monday, April 20, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 14 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 209 cases in the county. 
  • On Sunday, April 19, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 16 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 195 cases in the county.
  • On Saturday, April 18, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 16 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 179 cases in the county.
  • On Friday, April 17, the Winnebago County Health Department reported a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a contractual employee at River Bluff Nursing Home.  News Release
  • On Friday, April 17, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of a Winnebago County resident as a result of the novel coronavirus.
  • On Friday, April 17, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 19 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 163 cases in the county.
  • On Thursday, April 16, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 20 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 144 cases in the county.
  • On Wednesday, April 15, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 5 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 124 cases in the county.
  • On Tuesday, April 14, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of a Winnebago County resident as a result of the novel coronavirus.
  • On Tuesday, April 14, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 6 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 119 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, April 13, the Winnebago County Emergency Operations Center and Salvation Army announce the opening of the COVID-19 Donations Center.  News Release
  • On Monday, April 13, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 8 Winnebago County residents tested postive for COVID-19 for a total of 113 cases in the county.
  • On Sunday, April 12, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 7 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 105 cases in the county.
  • On Saturday, April 11, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 5 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 98 cases in the county.
  • On Friday, April 10, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of two Winnebago County residents as a result of the novel coronavirus.
  • On Friday, April 10, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 9 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 93 cases in the county.
  • On Thursday, April 9, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of two Winnebago County residents as a result of the novel coronavirus.
  • On Thursday, April 9, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 8 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 84 cases in the county.
  • On Wednesday, April 8, the Winnebago County Health Department announced it is actively investigating positive cases of COVID-19 in residents at two separate long-term care facilities. News release.
  • On Wednesday, April 8, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that nine Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 76 cases in the county.
  • On Tuesday, April 7, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that five Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 67 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, April 6, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of two Winnebago County residents as a result of the novel coronavirus.
  • On Monday, April 6, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 20 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 62 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, April 6, the 17th Circuit Court extended its period of reduced operations until May 18, 2020 and implemented procedures in connection with all Winnebago and Boone County cases.  Press release.  Administrative Order 2020-18.
  • On Sunday, April 5, the Winnebago County Health Department announced no Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 42 cases in the county.
  • On Saturday, April 4, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that nine Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 42 cases in the county.
  • On Friday, April 3, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that three Winnebago County residents tested postive for COVID-19 for a total of 33 cases in the county.
  • On Thursday, April 2, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that six Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 30 cases in the county.  The positive COVID-19 cases range in age from their 30s to 60s.
  • On Wednesday, April 1, Governor JB Pritzker issued Executive Order #18 extending the original Stay At Home order thorugh April 30, 2020.  Executive Order #18Frequently Asked Questions.
  • On Wednesday, April 1, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that five Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 24 cases in the county. The positive COVID-19 cases include a resident in their 50s, 60s, 20s, 30s, and 40s.
  • On Tuesday, March 31, the Winnebago County Health Department announced a Winnebago County resident has died from complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Read the news release here.
  • On Tuesday, March 31, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that five Winnebago County residents tested postive for COVID-19 for a total of 19 cases in the county. The positive COVID-19 cases include a resident in their 30s, 50s, 50s, 20s, and 40s. 
  • On Monday, March 30, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in their 50s tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 14 cases in the county. 
  • On Sunday, March 29, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that two Winnebago County residents (one in their 80s and one in their 50s) tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 13 cases in the county.
  • On Saturday, March 28, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that two Winnebago County residents (one in their 50s and one in their 40s)tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 11 cases in the county.
  • On Friday, March 27, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in their 80s tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 9 cases in the county.
  • On Thursday, March 26, the Winnebago County Health Department reported no additional cases in Winnebago County and began issuing a daily report. Read Daily Report here.
  • On Wednesday, March 25, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in their 70s tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 8 cases in the county.
  • On Tuesday, March 24, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in ther 20s tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 7 cases in the county.
  • On Monday, March 23, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in their teens tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 6 cases in the county.
  • On Sunday, March 22, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in their 20s tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 5 cases in the county.
  • On Saturday, March 21, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in their 30s tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 4 cases in the county.
  • On Friday, March 20, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in their 30s and a resident in their 40s tested positive for COVID-19.  View the news release here.
  • On Friday, March 20, Governor Pritzker issues a "Stay at Home Order" that compels residents to only leave their house for basic needs, including visiting the doctor or buying groceries, medicine, gasoline or similar supplies. The order is in effect from 5pm on Saturday, March 21 thru April 7. View the order here.
  • On Thursday, March 19, the Winnebago County Health Department recommends the suspension of gatherings and events of more than 10 people.  View the news release here.
  • On Monday, March 16, the Winnebago County Health Department provides enhanced guidance for daycare centers.  Read enhanced guidance here.
  • On Monday, March 16, the WInnebago County Health Department provides interim guidance for restaurant and bar owners as on premises food consumption is prohibited through March 30.  Read interim guidance here.
  • On Monday, March 16, Winnebago County Board Chairman Frank Haney signed an emergency proclamation to enhance the county's ability to address the COVID-19 outbreak.  Read the proclamation here.
  • On Sunday, March 15, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that a Winnebago County resident in their 60s tested positive for COVID-19. This individual isolated at home and recovering. View the news release here.
  • On Sunday, March 15, Governor JB Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state of Illinois will be closed to the public, beginning at close of business Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th. View the Governor's news release here.
  • On Friday, March 13, Gov. Pritzker announced all schools will close from Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. View the Governor's news release here.
  • On Friday, March 13, the Illinois Gaming Board announced that it is ordering all 10 of the state’s casinos be closed for 14 days beginning Monday, March 16.
  • On Thursday, March 12, the Winnebago County Health Department issued a recommendation of the suspension of public events due to COVID-19.  As a precaution, and in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure, the Winnebago County Health Department along with other local health departments in our region, recommended that businesses, institutions, and organizations suspend all public gatherings and events of 25 people or more until further notice.  View the news release here.

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  • On Sunday, May 3, the Winnebago County Health Department announced the death of three Winnebago County residents as a result of COVID-19.
  • On Sunday, May 3, the Winnebago County Health Department announced that 61 Winnebago County residents tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 562 cases in the county.