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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Dr

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

COVID-19 Update

March 24, 2020 12:51 PM

State of Wisconsin
Department of Health Services
Tony Evers, Governor Andrea Palm, Secreta1y

Wisconsin GPS News Alert 

March 24, 2020  [Top]  

Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Issue
'Safer At Home' Order 
Non-Essential Businesses to Close

At the request of Gov. Tony Evers, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm today signed the "Safer At Home" order, which directs Wisconsin residents to stay at home and for non-essential businesses to close.

People may still go outside and travel for essential functions, such as going to the doctor's office and going to buy necessary supplies such as groceries, among other things.

Business that may remain open include:

Health care facilities
Human services that include assisted living facilities
Home-based care and services
Stores that sell groceries and medicine
Food and beverage production, transport and agriculture
Restaurants for delivery and take-out of food
Essential government operations
Child care settings
Charitable organizations
Gas stations

The order is effective at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and remain in effect until 8:00 am Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.

Media Briefing at 1:30 PM Today
Governor Tony Evers will be joined by Wisconsin's Adjutant General, experts with the Department of Health Services, and the Governor's Chief Legal Counsel to answer your questions about their response to COVID-19 in Wisconsin, the #SaferAtHome Order, and additional steps people can take to avoid illness.      

Who: Governor Tony Evers
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's Adjutant General 
Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   
Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor 

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Video:


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Bus Safety Considerations

Implement Free Fares and Rear Door Enter/Exit Only
Effective Tuesday, March 24, customers are asked to board and exit buses using the rear doors. This new required practice will continue until April 20, or until such other date as may be determined to address the COVID-19 medical emergency. Disabled customers in wheelchairs will continue to board at the front of buses.
Customers are asked to maintain social distancing and leave at least 6 feet of distance from the driver. Fares will not be collected.

Metro Transit is now operating Saturday schedules.
Saturday service is provided on these routes only: 
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 30, 31, 32, 36, 40, 50, 51, 59, 63, 67, 68, 78. In addition to the routes listed above, Metro will operate the following routes Monday through Friday only:Routes 55 and 75 operate regular weekday schedules to/from Verona/Epic . 
Route 23 operates regular weekday schedules to/from Sun Prairie. 
Route 72 operates regular weekday schedules to/from Middleton. 
Routes 44, 48 and 49 operate regular weekday schedules to/from Fitchburg. Routes 80 and 84 will operate RECESS SERVICE exactly as it normally operates on a recess schedule. Route 80 will run weekday recess service Monday through Friday, and weekend recess service Saturday and Sunday. Routes 81 and 82 will not operate. Plan Your Trip on Google Maps 

PRACTICE: Safety and Social Distancing.

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