With decreasing influenza activity in the Rock River Region, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, Mercyhealth, SwedishAmerican, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, and Crusader Community Health in cooperation with the Winnebago County Health Department, have removed visitor restrictions and the masking requirements of unvaccinated healthcare staff.

The Winnebago County Health Department and the healthcare community continues to remind everyone:

  • Stay home when they are not feeling well, especially if they are experiencing symptoms of flu.
  • Practice the 3C’s (Clean, Cover, Contain) by cleaning hands often, covering coughs, and staying home when sick.

Additional Information:

  • Visit the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention influenza webpage at
  • Visit the WCHD website to view the influenza report at

Emily Tropp, SwedishAmerican, a Division of UW Health, 779-696-4340 Paul Arco, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, 815-395-5036 Sean Muserallo, Mercyhealth, 815-971-5481
Carrie Hermanson, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 815-395-5601
Roger Larrick, Crusader Community Health, 815-490-1757
Katherine O’Toole, Winnebago County Health Department, 815-720-4213