Madison Commons Media Digest, October 24, 2021


Madison schools see 39 new COVID-19 cases, 152 quarantines over past week, Scott Girard, Capital Times, October 20. Madison and Dane County

Federal aid helps Madison budget in short term, Abigail Becker, CT, October 21. Madison and Dane County consider focused effort to address surge of gun violence, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, October 20. Madison police get 2 federal grants totaling $250,000-plus for community-oriented policing, Jeff Richgels, WSJ, October 20. Dane County to consider additional $23 million for jail project, Abigail Becker, CT, October 20.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 17, 2021

Madison and Dane County

Madison police see success in summer crime-reducing strategies–with one exception, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, October 16. Dane County Board oks tentative new map for voting districts, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, October 15. Madison crisis-response program seeing 'smooth rollout,' with 37 calls in 5-plus-weeks, Chris Rickert, WSJ, October 13. COVID-19

Madison School District sees drop in new COVID cases and quarantines in past week, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, October 13. Another Wisconsin parent sues over school's lack of COVID-19 protocols, Associated Press, October 12.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 10, 2021


Hospitals overcrowded with COVID, but Sen. Ron Johnson says it's just like flu, Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct. 9. Temporary booster vaccination clinic opening Tuesday at Alliant Energy Center, Jeff Richgels, Wisconsin State Journal, October 7. Madison School District sees dozens of new COVID-19 cases and quarantines in past week, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, October 7. Public Health extends indoor mask mandate to prevent COVID-19 spread, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, October 4.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 3, 2021

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Wisconsin surpasses 8,000 COVID-19 deaths, Lucas Robinson, Wisconsin State Journal, October 2. COVID-19

81 new positives, 474 new quarantines in Madison School District over past week, Scott Girard, Capital Times, September 29. COVID cases, quarantines continue to tick upward in the Madison School District, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, September 29. COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all Madison schools teachers and staff by Nov. 1, Molly DeVore, WSJ, September 28.

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 26, 2021


Bumpy rollout for firm hired by state to conduct school-based COVID-19 testing, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, September 23. More than 250 have attended Dane County schools with COVID-19 or just before infected, Dave Wahlberg, WSJ, September 22. Madison and Dane County

Proposed City Council districts would split up dorms, 'crack the student voice,' Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 26. Dane County Jail project $22 million over budget, group says cutting 2 floors an option, Emily Hamer, WSJ, September 24. Declawing cats would be banned in Madison under proposed ordinance, Emily Hamer, WSJ, September 23.

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 19, 2021


Jeff Burkhart on how the Literacy Network boosted COVID vaccine knowledge, Natalie Yahr, Capital Times, September 19. What's the vaccination rate at UW campuses? Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, September 17. Number of students, staff quarantines increased 4-fold in Madison School District, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, September 16. Unvaccinated nearly 9 times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin, Dave Wahlberg, WSJ, September 16.

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 12, 2021

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Two classrooms quarantined due to COVID-19 in the Madison School District, Elizabeth Beyer, Wisconsin State Journal, September 11. COVID-19

Many long-term care staff in Wisconsin reject vaccine, despite risks, Madeline Fuerstenberg, Wisconsin Watch/Wisconsin Public Radio, September 11. Wisconsin hospital coalition urges COVID-19 vigilance as resources in region become limited, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 10. Madison School District to partner with UW Health on COVID testing study, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, September 10. Dane County indoor mask mandate to curb COVID-19 extended until October 8, carves out exemption for performers, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, September 9.

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 5, 2021


State extends $100 COVID-19 vaccine reward program to Sept. 19, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 4; In Wisconsin, $100 vaccine incentive seems to work, Nicole Herzog and Naomi Kowles, Channel3000, Sept. 3. Madison and Dane County

Mayor prioritizes homeless, housing, transit in record $355.3 million capital budget, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Sept.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 29, 2021

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What do we know about MMSD's return to school? Scott Girard, Capital Times, August 27. COVID-19

Wisconsin Supreme Court refuses to take up challenge to Dane County mask mandate, Lucas Robinson, Wisconsin State Journal, August 28. State offers $100 incentive to get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by Labor Day, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, August 26. UW-Madison plan to house COVID-positive students in university apartments alarms residents, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 24.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 22, 2021


State DHS: Unvaccinated individuals almost 4 times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, August 20. Gov. Tony Evers expresses support for mandatory teacher vaccinations, Capital Newspapers, August 19. Conservative legal group as state Supreme Court to strike down Dane County mask mandate, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, August 19. UW-Madison: All unvaccinated students required to test weekly, Logan Wroge, WSJ, August 19; Overture Center to require vaccines, performers must be masked, too, Lindsay Christians, Capital Times, August 19; Major venues in Madison requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, Emily Hamer, WSJ, August 17. Dane County announces indoor mask mandate starting Thursday, Abigail Becker, CT, August 17.