City of
Madison

District 14

Alder Sheri Carter

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Council President

Alder Sheri Carter,
Council President

Contact Information

Home Address:

P. O. Box 46645
Madison , WI 53744

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 Carter’s Updates

Coronavirus/COVID-19

March 30, 2020 2:49 PM

U.S. Numbers

  • World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
  • The Coronavirus has spread to over 100 countries
  • Total cases in the U.S. - 140,904+
  • Total deaths in the U.S. - 2,405+
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)

Wisconsin Numbers - March 30, 2020

  • March 12, 2020 - Governor Evers declared this a Public Health Emergency in Wisconsin
  • Statewide negative test result - 15,856
  • Statewide positive cases - 1,221
  • Statewide reported deaths - 18
  • Dane County cases - 187 

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Dane County Executive Parisi and Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway acknowledge that our community has hit a critical point in our response to COVID-19 and will face more challenges given the evidence of community spread. Both are urging members of the community to immediately take further steps to reduce their travel and in person interaction.

From Public Health Madison & Dane County:  Get up-to-the-minute data on their new data dashboard

Like so many other communities across the nation and the world, Public Health Madison & Dane County has been actively fighting this virus using proven public health tools like monitoring people who test positive and conducting rigorous contact investigations. However, public health and healthcare interventions alone are not enough to contain the virus.

What can each of us do to protect our family, neighbors, co-workers, and others?

  • Continuing to practice social distancing by minimizing contact.
  • Following quarantine orders, and isolation procedures
  • Limiting the number of trips outside of your home

These are our best and only tools to not overwhelm our healthcare system and save lives. Because there aren't vaccines or treatment options available yet, enough personal protective equipment in the quantities needed, or efficient and available testing for people experiencing symptom

Everyone has an active role in protecting our community. By staying at home, you are protecting the most vulnerable people as well as the people we rely on for healthcare and other essential services.

Mayor Rhodes-Conway stated "The consequences of your actions may be life or death. The virus doesn't spread itself, people are spreading it; we are spreading it. Madison and Dane County are calling on everyone in Dane County to take this seriously and do their part."

In the coming days and weeks our community will face harsh realities and difficult choices. There are a number of vulnerable populations that are going to be disproportionately impacted by this pandemic, and it's vital that our community stands together as we move into this new stage of response.

Dane County and the City of Madison encourage all residents to follow Governor Evers Safer at Home order and stay home, as well as Public Health Madison & Dane County's recommendations to monitor themselves for symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat) at all times and isolate themselves from others if they develop these symptoms.

For up to date community health information, please visit the Public Health Madison & Dane County website at www.publichealthmdc.com, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at publichealthmdc.

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