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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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District 19 Blog

Mask Order to Expire 3/1, Transit Network Redesign Meeting and LMD PIM Registration

February 14, 2022 4:49 PM

Sharing some news from today:

Dane County Face Covering Order to Expire March 1

Effective at 12:00am on March 1, 2022, Public Health Madison & Dane County will no longer require face coverings in public indoor spaces in light of steadily decreasing COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations.

The seven-day average of cases peaked on January 12 when 1,491 people were diagnosed with COVID-19. The seven-day average of hospitalizations peaked on January 15 with an average of 195 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Today, cases have fallen to a seven-day average of 340 cases, less than 25% of peak levels and are continuing to decline. Hospitalizations are also down substantially to a seven-day average of 110, which is 44% lower than the peak 7-day average of hospitalizations in January 2022 caused by Omicron.

Additionally, high case levels did not translate to as high of hospitalization levels as they did before vaccination was readily available. Currently, an estimated 58% of Dane County residents are up to date  on their vaccines, meaning a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, when eligible.

You can read more details in Public Health's press release.

Transit Network Redesign Community Meeting

Metro Transit has announced an upcoming community meeting on Thursday, Feb 24th at 6pm via Zoom, to discuss the recently released Metro Transit Network Redesign draft

This draft plan was designed to achieve the Transportation Policy and Planning Board's objective of a new network centered on the "mostly ridership" goal – focusing on fewer routes that are more direct and frequent, while providing coverage where it is needed most.

Register for Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction Meeting

Registration is now available for a second public information meeting that has been scheduled for Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction for 6 p.m., Feb. 24, 2022, via Zoom: Feb. 24, 2022 Public Information Meeting Registration 

The City of Madison is planning to reconstruct Lake Mendota Dr.  Due to the size/scope of the work, this work will be completed over several years, with work being completed on several blocks each year.  In 2022, work is planned for the western most blocks, in 2023, the eastern blocks, and the middle blocks in 2024. [Project Page]

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