Madison Commons Media Digest, May 23, 2021

COVID-19

No masks required in state buildings starting June 1, Riley Vetterkind, Wisconsin State Journal, May 21. 24% of Dane County 12-15-year-olds have first COVID-19 shot just one week after becoming eligible, Chris Rickert, WSJ, May 20. Dane County plans to end mask mandate, other COVID restrictions on June 2, Briana Reilly, Capital Times, May 18. CDC-led study finds little evidence of UW-Madison dorm outbreak fueling community spread, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, May 17. Madison and Dane County

Efforts to remake policing in Madison in the year since George Floyd killing have been uneven, WSJ Staff, May 23.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 16, 2021

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Dane County No. 1 in COVID-19 vaccinations among large U.S. counties, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, May 16. COVID-19

Gov. Tony Evers opposes Ohio-style lottery to promote vaccinations, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, May 14. Dane County mask order remains in effect as officials review new CDC guidance, Abigail Becker and Briana Reilly, Capital Times, May 13. Pandemic caused 'crisis boiling point' for those seeking mental health help, Abigail Becker, CT, May 12.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 9, 2021

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Madison Common Council one vote short of establishing men's homeless shelter, Kate Morton, Madison Commons, May 5. COVID-19

In Wisconsin, next vaccination phase includes more walk-ins, employer-based clinics, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, May 5. COVID-19 vaccine supply tops demand in Wisconsin, with 'herd immunity' distant, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, May 5. Dane County judge sides with public health department on setting COVID-19 restrictions, Chris Rickert, WSJ, May 4. Madison and Dane County

Dane County Board approves clearing $150,000 in jail inmate debt, Logan Wroge, WSJ, May 7.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 2, 2021

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DNR issues red flag fire warning for Dane County, Shelby Evans, Channel3000, May 1. COVID-19

Dane County officials: Restaurant, tavern capacity to increase to 75%, indoor gatherings can grow, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, April 30. Goodman Community Center, African American Health Network part to bring education, vaccines to Black community, David Dahmer, Madison365, April 30. Johnson & Johnson vaccine back in action in Wisconsin, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, April 28. Just 0.03 percent of fully vaccinated in Wisconsin have gotten COVID-19, state says, David Wahlberg, WSJ, April 28.

Madison Commons Media Digest, April 25, 2021

COVID-19

Federal COVID aid to Wisconsin state, local governments nears $20 billion, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, April 23. Wisconsin rolls out new VaccineFinder site to make it easier to find a shot, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, April 22. Alliant vaccinators find giving shots a 'happy' 'hopeful' experience, Scott Girard, CT, April 18. Madison and Dane County

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi pushes committee to act on $15M in small business grants, Abigail Becker, CT, April 24. Dane County creates task force to address 'huge pockets' of no internet in rural areas, Emily Hamer, WSJ, April 23.

Madison Commons Media Digest, April 18, 2021

COVID-19

Geographic gaps in COVID-19 vaccination taking shape in Wisconsin, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, April 18. Cases of worrisome COVID-19 variant double in Wisconsin in a week, David Wahlberg, WSJ, April 16. Wisconsin Supreme Court says governor can't limit capacity at businesses, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, April 15. After record last week, UW receives scant vaccine supply, pauses J&J doses, Yvonne Kim, Capital Times, April 15. Madison and Dane County

Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney wants to erase nearly $150,000 owed by people in jail, Abigail Becker, CT, April 14.

Madison Commons Media Digest, April 11, 2021

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Experts urge caution as Dane County lifts restrictions, Courtney Degen, Madison Commons, April 9. COVID-19

Wisconsin reports most daily COVID-19 cases in nearly 2 months; deaths, hospitalizations also up, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, April 9. Efforts ramp up to vaccinate people of color against COVID-19 in Wisconsin, David Wahlberg, WSJ, April 8. 10 charts that show how Dane County is copying with COVID-19, Lee Digital Content, April 7. Alliant Energy Center to expand COVID-19 vaccination with federal site, David Wahlberg, WSJ, April 7.

Madison Commons Media Digest, April 4, 2021

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Happy Easter! Don't forget to vote on Tuesday. COVID-19

Dane County removes capacity limit, mask requirement for outdoor gatherings, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, April 3. Positive test rate rises to 3% as state reports 875 new cases, most in months, Robert Chappell, Madison365, April 2. All Wisconsinites 16 and older to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting next week, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, April 2; More than 1 million Wisconsinites fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, March 30; Battling a 'sneaky, tricky virus': Deputy DHS Secretary speaks on latest pandemic news, good and bad, Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner, March 30.

Madison Commons Media Digest, March 28, 2021

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Madison's public libraries could reopen next month, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, March 28. COVID-19

First case of Brazilian COVID-19 variant found in Wisconsin, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, March 27. Thousands now vaccinated, including the mayor, Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, March 26. Tony Evers signs bill into law allowing dentists to administer vaccines, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, March 25; Wisconsin GOP leaders praise state's vaccination efforts, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, March 25. COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin nursing homes drop 47% after vaccinations, David Wahlberg, WSJ, March 24.

Madison Commons Media Digest, March 21, 2021

COVID-19

Dane County health officials: Fully vaccinated can get close, ditch the masks, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, March 19. Wisconsin 'woefully behind' on COVID-19 verification, data cleanup, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, March 18. Few COVID-19 vaccine doses have been wasted in Wisconsin, Scott Bauer, AP, March 16. Politics and Voting

Kerr, Underly increasingly drawing contrasts in State Superintendent race, Scott Girard, Capital Times, March 20. State Superintendent candidate Kerr used district email during work hours to set up private business, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, March 20.