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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

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, TFOGS, Mounted Patrol, Meeting & Event Highlights for the Week of November 30

November 25, 2020 3:46 PM

COVID-19 Update: Thanksgiving Edition

Holiday tips


Thanksgiving needs to look different this year

With Public Health Order #10 in effect, gathering indoors with friends or family you don't live with is prohibited. Every gathering that is held is an opportunity for disease spread and prolongs the pandemic. Since you can feel fine and still spread COVID-19 to others, limiting gatherings and close contact with others keeps more people healthy.

Being in touch with loved ones is more important now than ever--it just has to look a little different.

Make it virtual

  • Get family and friends set up with a video call program. Teach everyone how to use it ahead of time and schedule a call at a time that works for everyone.  
  • Miss your family's cooking? Not a cook yourself? Many area restaurants cook meals for takeout or curbside pick up. A great way to shop local and have a more chill holiday.
  • Tell everyone what tastes good. Zoom in on what you're eating and share recipes.
  • Don't miss your regularly programmed shows. Watch parades, movies, and ball games together virtually via video call, or create an epic text thread of what you're watching!
  • Play games together virtually. Lots of traditional family favorite board games can be downloaded as an app, or you can get out the paper and markers to play Pictionary via video call. You can even create your own trivia game on jeopardylabs!

Take it outside

  • Outdoor gatherings are allowed with 10 people or less, with physical distancing. Have guests bring their own food and do not share food. Masks should be worn unless people are eating or drinking.
  • Have a bonfire. Space seating apart for people who don't live together by at least 6 feet and wear masks. Do not share food.

Keep it local

  • Avoid traveling to gatherings outside of Dane County. Many places outside of Dane County have even more COVID-19 in their communities. You may become sick and bring the virus back with you, or spread the virus to your loved ones.

See Public Health's Thanksgiving tips sheet for more.


TFOGS: Task Force on Government Structure

(1) Legislative File No. 62930 
A Resolution authorizing the placement of advisory referendum questions related to the structure of city government on the Spring 2021 general election ballot. 

(2) Alternate: File No. 62930 
A Resolution authorizing the placement of binding referendum questions related to the structure of city government on the Spring 2021 general election ballot.

(3) Statement Supporting Binding Referendum


MPD Mounted Patrol

Community Policing and restoring community outreach and trusts within our communities from a horse-level view.

 

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of November 30, 2020

Inaugural Meeting of the Police Civilian Oversight Board

The Police Civilian Oversight Board will be holding its first, organizational, meeting on Monday. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a Chair and Vice Chair, and provide orientation materials to the Board. 

Discussion of Whether MPD Should Adopt Body-Worn Cameras

The Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee will be discussing whether to recommend that MPD adopt body-worn cameras at their meeting on Thursday.

Events, seminars, etc.

  • Madison Senior Center & Wisconsin Singers Invite You to Celebrate "Giving Tuesday" with a free virtual performance via Zoom on December 1.  Learn more here.
  • Meet Metro's new General Manager!  In partnership with several other groups, the Madison Area Bus Advocates hosted an introductory meeting with Metro Transit's new General Manager, Justin Stuehrenberg, who has been heading Metro since May.  Watch the Zoom meeting and learn what he sees as the system's current challenges and what the future may bring.  Find complete information here.

Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.

  • Supporting info about Order #10 from Public Health Madison & Dane County:
    • FAQ about why PHMDC issued Order #10 (you can also refer to the news release)
    • Blog post that specifies the differences between Order #9 and Order #10
    • Statement about the amendment to Order #10
  • Thanksgiving needs to look different this year.  With Public Health Order #10 in effect, gathering indoors with friends or family you don't live with is prohibited. Every gathering that is held is an opportunity for disease spread and prolongs the pandemic. Since you can feel fine and still spread COVID-19 to others, limiting gatherings and close contact with others keeps more people healthy.Being in touch with loved ones is more important now than ever--it just has to look a little different. Read more here.  Tip sheet in English and Spanish here.
  • COVID-19 vaccine not likely to be available to the public until Spring 2021 or later, read here.
  • Statement of Mayor Rhodes-Conway regarding recent lawsuit on COVID restrictions, read here.
  • Avoid sewer emergencies this holiday, read here.
  • Streets Division announcements:
    • Refuse and recycling collection schedule for the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday, read here.
    • Brush up on salt use in 3 easy steps, read here.
    • Last Saturday for the Streets Division drop-off sites is November 28, 2020, read here.
    • There has been a reduction in salt routes throughout the city.You can read more about the reduction and see the list of affected streets here.



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