County officials have just announced they are suspending public gatherings, 25 people of more, until further notice. This applies to all scheduled events at BMO Harris Bank Center and Coronado Performing Arts Center.

Here is's report.

Winnebago County Health Department’s Dr. Sandra Martell announced that the county is suspending gatherings of 25 people or more, including Rockford’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, Paddyfest, sporting events, fundraisers, concerts and performances. (

This does not affect essential services like schools, child care services, government, businesses of regular commerce such as grocery stores, restaurants, etc. reports nine people in Winnebago County have been tested so far for COVID-19, "and all have come back negative."

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