A primary topic of conversation at Thursday night’s Rock County Board Meeting was the COVID-19 update. Interestingly, the meeting happened to fall on the one-year anniversary of the declaration of the emergency. Rick Wietersen from the Rock County Public Health Department noted that throughout this last year, 14,532 Rock County residents tested positive for COVID-19, and 162 Rock County residents have died from it. Also, about 32,000 Rock County residents, or 20% of the population in Rock County, have received their first dose of the vaccine. 20,000 Rock County residents have received their second dose, which is about 12.2% of Rock County’s population. Rock County has been administering an average of 533 COVID-19 tests per day for the last two weeks.