The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to be as flexible as possible to get food out to the people who need it during the COVID-19 National Emergency. On March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes billions of …
After the arrival of COVID-19, Kim Milligan, Janesville, mother of 10, said she, like everyone, noticed TP emptying from retail shelves. A neighbor gave her a 12-pack, saying: “now you have one roll for each member of your family.”
The Newcomer household near Monroe is fairly typical for rural Wisconsin. It is surrounded by cornfields. The nearest neighbor is a quarter-mile down the road.
As of today at 2 p.m., there are 842 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the State of Wisconsin. Statewide, 13 individuals have died due to complications related to COVID-19.
Many people are newly or temporarily unemployed. If you have had your hours reduced at work or if you are out of work, you may qualify for Unemployment Insurance.
Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to temporarily order the suspension of evictions and foreclosures amid the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Today the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin filed litigation in federal court seeking to protect the rights of self-quarantining voters who cannot safely obtain a witness signature on their mail-in ballot during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is taking swift action to begin addressing complaints against Wisconsin businesses accused of price gouging.
As part of the continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock County Board of Supervisors will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, via a live video/teleconference webinar using Zoom. Each County Board Supervisor will be participating remotely.
As of March 25, there are 585 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the State of Wisconsin, with one case already recovered. Statewide, six individuals have died due to complications related to COVID-19. There are a total of 6 confirmed positive cases in Rock County. The Rock County Public…
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.
As of today, there are 457 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the State of Wisconsin, with one case already recovered. Statewide, five individuals have died due to complications related to COVID-19. There are three confirmed positive cases in Rock County.
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Job Centers across the state will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 25, to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to follow the Governor's Emergency Order 12, "Safer at Home." Services to the public will remain availabl…
The Milton Courier and other Adams Publishing Group newspapers are reducing the hours of employees to compensate for lost advertising revenue resulting from business closures and event cancellations caused by the coronavirus crisis, a company official said.
People with diabetes often hear that they face higher risks of severe complications from COVID-19, the disease associated with the coronavirus.
April 2 is the deadline for those interested in obtaining an in-person absentee ballot to cast their vote in advance of the April 7 general election.
Rock County is in need of poll workers countywide for the April 7 Presidential Preference and Spring Election. Due to COVID-19, current poll workers in high risk categories are being encouraged to not work on Election Day, creating a shortage of poll works throughout Rock County.
Practicing social distancing to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic may sound scary or impossible to do, but there are ways to appropriately handle the process, says Jagdish Khubchandani, a health science professor at Ball State University.
The United Way Blackhawk Region has launched the COVID-19 Action Fund to provide additional resources to area nonprofits, according to United Way Blackhawk Region Board Chair Al Hulick and United Way Blackhawk Region President and CEO Mary Fanning-Penny.
Paper hearts of all sizes and colors have been appearing in windows and doors and on mailboxes. People are encouraged to “hunt” for hearts when they go on walks. When they can’t go out, they can see the hearts and connect through a Facebook group.
The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) and several partner agencies are temporarily modifying service delivery approaches to help protect customers and staff in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is encouraging people to go online for faster service delivery. DWD's Unemployment Insurance Division is experiencing heavy call volume and longer than normal wait times.
Gov. Tony Evers announced on March 20 that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Wisconsin’s request for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access low-interest federal disaster loans.
Gov. Tony Evers on March 22 directed the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to suspend administrative rules relating to hours of instruction, student teacher assessments, and general flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency. A copy of the order is here.
Staying home right now practicing social distancing is a national necessity, and just when you thought inventorying the toilet paper would be a daily highlight, creatives, focused on live-streaming, are coming to your rescue.
A study released March 17 by the New England Journal of Medicine looked at the “aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1.”
As COVID-19 and the necessary precautions needed to contain it spread, everyday life changes rapidly. At Milton's only grocery store, Cowley's Piggly Wiggly, the Cowley family and their staff continue to supply the community with food and essentials. Supplies from the warehouse coming into t…
“It’s been chaos; it’s just nuts,” said Cowley’s Piggly Wiggly owner Angie Cowley. She and her husband, Jason, both of Milton, have operated the Milton store for 19 years and the Edgerton store for five, but this is uncharted territory, she said.
For Sheila Fox, a teacher of 34 years, serving today as the K-8 talented and gifted interventionist and K-5 STEM teacher in the Edgerton school district, fun and learning are joined together.
Officials are announcing restrictions on mass public gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. While the numbers of how many people may gather at one time vary from state to state, it is causing the immediate cancellation or delay of concerts, major sporting events, theater producti…
The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Open Government (OOG) continues to prepare additional information in response to inquiries as to the applicability of the Wisconsin’s open meetings law in light of current public health concerns regarding COVID-19.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue updates to the previous order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 or more people.
The Rock County Public Health Department reports that a second positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Rock County. The patient is 29 years old and is in home isolation. It is unknown at this time if this person had direct contact with a confirmed positive case. A disease investigation …
All children (18 and younger) may receive free lunch and breakfast starting March 30. Grab-and-go meals will be available for pick up at multiple Milton schools while supplies last.
MADISON — Together with state health officials at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Gov. Tony Evers today confirmed two deaths in Wisconsin due to COVID-19. The first death was a male in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a male in his 90s from Ozaukee County.
The Rock County Public Health Department announced today that there is one confirmed positive COVID-19 case in Rock County. This individual is 57 years old and is in isolation at home. There is no known direct contact with a positive case, although there is known travel to attend an event in…
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Evers has directed Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson to ensure continuation of essential services of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and protect the health and safety of citizens and employees.
Charter Communications announced recently that beginning March 16, the company will offer Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi services to new customers whose households include K-12 and college students free for 60 days.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is providing resources for the state’s consumers, farmers, and agricultural businesses as they navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. These resources can be found at https://www.datcp.wi.gov/ and include h…
The Milton Public Library closed to the public Tuesday, but patrons can still request books and pick them up in a book locker located in the lobby.