Madison Commons Media Digest, October 25, 2020


How the federal COVID-19 formula hurt some of Wisconsin's most vulnerable college students, Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 25. New daily Wisconsin COVID-19 cases remain above 4,000; more than 1,700 dead, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, Oct. 25; Positive test rate jumps to 24.6%, average daily deaths reaches 28, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 24.

It’s finally Badger Gameday! Here’s what that means for campus-area bars

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, football Saturdays usually mean large crowds, packed bars, and a football stadium full of thousands of fans. But this year will be markedly different. Courtney Degen spoke to public health authorities, neighborhood leaders & a bar owner about what Badger football looks like in the pandemic era.

‘Keep a steady flow’: Small shop owners carefully navigating the pandemic

Small business owners have seen a slow but steady flow of customers since Dane County loosened restrictions in early June in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic -- and some have been able to adapt, while others haven't.

With modified options such as operating under reduced hours, offering curbside pickups and focusing on take-out, small business owners on Monroe Street have responded to a changing economic environment making efforts to balance out public health protocols and their footing in the business. 

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 11, 2020


Wisconsin reports 18 more COVID-19 deaths as cases surge, Associated Press, Oct. 11. Dane County reports 201 new cases as hospitalizations continue to grow, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Oct. 10. Wisconsin hospitals, businesses, team up on campaign to stop COVID-19 spread, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 4, 2020


Another record setting day: 2,892 new cases, 692 hospitalized–both highest ever–and 19 more deaths reported, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 3; Wisconsin sets record for COVID-19 cases in a single day, Associated Press, Oct. 3. After testing positive for COVID-19, Ron Johnson says he's still against mask mandates, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Oct. 3.