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.

AccessiMingos aim to make the beautiful game accessible to all

“When you have a visible disability, you’re sort of an advocate whether you want to be or not,” says AccessiMingos cofounder Bill Shultz. “That doesn’t change when we’re at the games being soccer supporters. We love Forward Madison. We want people with disabilities to be able to support Forward Madison.”

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 organizations showed solidarity with Amazon workers organizing in Alabama

Local organizations Socialist Alternative and Our Wisconsin Revolution gathered Sunday, April 12 outside the Amazon Locker location on Johnson Street in Madison to show solidarity with the Amazon warehouse workers voting to unionize in Alabama. Social activists supported the working community fighting for their employee’s rights in one of the largest companies in the country.