COVID-19 Dane County grows by 420 new cases as current hospitalizations continue to drop, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Nov. 28; Wisconsin confirms 1,300 coronavirus cases,
Month: November 2020
Madison Commons Media Digest, November 22, 2020
Top Stories Trump Wisconsin recount seeks to throw out tens of thousands of votes in Democratic strongholds, Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk, Wisconsin Watch,
Madison Commons Media Digest, November 15, 2020
COVID-19 State reports 5,126 new coronavirus cases, positive test rate hits new high, Robert Chappell, Nov. 14; Dane County pushes past 21,000 cumulative cases as
Madison Commons Media Digest, November 8, 2020
Top Stories ‘Relief’: Downtown Madison bursts into celebration as Joe Biden wins presidency, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 7. The Election Polling gets it
Education for children without homes is hard enough; COVID is making it worse
Access to quality education is at risk for housing-insecure children in Madison as their families face the economic blowback of COVID-19 and the end of an eviction moratorium looms.
Governor Evers announced a $30 million CARES Act fund on Sept. 3, which directs $25 million towards the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program. The next day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a national eviction moratorium in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. However, come Dec. 31, families will be to pay their accumulated rent. If they are unable to do so, they will be evicted, putting children’s access to quality remote learning at risk.
Madison Commons Media Digest, November 1, 2020
Top Story How and when will we know who won?, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1. Politics and Voting Turnout on UW campuses may be key