PFAS Health Notice
PFAs are chemicals that build up in the body and can cause health impacts. PFAS can be found in a variety of consumer products and in water.
Residents should reduce their exposure to PFAS. Drinking water should be protected, especially in the area around 1418 Sandy Hollow Rd, Rockford, IL 61109. Residents that live in this area should take extra precaution to test any wells not hooked up to City water and take steps to remove PFAS from drinking water. City water is not impacted by this health notice.
Exposure to PFAS in water can be reduced through home water treatment systems or through using the right carbon filters.
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2022-2023 Influenza Season
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu can be serious. Most people who get flu will just feel sick, but some will experience severe illness, and even death.
MPV (monkeypox) is a rare disease that is caused by the orthopox virus.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness.
The opioid epidemic in Winnebago County is impacting both residents of all genders, races, and ages.
Maternal and Infant Mortality
In Winnebago County, there are significant disparities by race in the infant and maternal mortality rates.
On June 14, 2021, there was a large fire at Chemtool Incorporated which lead to a Disaster Proclamation being declared for Winnebago County.
Click here for information connected to this fire.