City of
Madison

District 2

Alder Patrick W. Heck

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Alder Patrick W. Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St. #303
Madison , WI 53703

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 Heck’s Updates

Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19 Information and Early Voting

The impacts and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly evolving. I recommend getting local information from Public Health Madison & Dane County. Their various social media channels can be found via links on their website. Public Health is an agency of the City of Madison and Dane … [read more]

Updates & Week of March 16 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic is likley to change or cancel events and meetings mentioned below, as well as other city meetings. Please use the links provided to get updated information. For an updated list of city meetings, visit the City Clerk's Meeting … [read more]

New Order Closing Schools and Stopping Gatherings of 50 or More

Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued a county-wide directive PDF to close schools as of March 16, 2020 at 12:01am to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This order is also a county-wide directive to stop gatherings of 50 or more people. Many businesses and … [read more]

COVID-19 Update: 17 March 2020

New City Website for COVID-19 Pandemic Info Visit this new site that is collecting information related to the City's response, focusing on operations and services: www.cityofmadison.com/health-safety/coronavirus Linked there are other resources, including information about the COVID-19 … [read more]

Latest Updates on COVID-19 From City Website

Please visit this site to get the latest information on the city's responses and services. I will post information as I can, but I recommend visiting that website to stay up to date. Key items posted there yesterday are below. -Parking Utility Press Release: On-Street Metered and Time-Limit … [read more]

Updates & Week of March 23 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many canceled/postponed events and meetings. That will be the situation for some time. The information in this post is subject to change, so please use the links provided to get updated information. For an updated … [read more]

Updates & Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Issue Safer at Home Order

MADISON -- Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is available here. The order is effective … [read more]

Updates & Week of March 30 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause many canceled or postponed events and meetings. In the coming week a few city entities will be holding virtual meetings while others are on hiatus until the city's virtual meeting capabilities expand. During … [read more]

Updates & Week of April 6 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt schedules and will for the foreseeable future. In the coming week only two city entities are holding virtual meetings while others are on hiatus until the city's virtual meeting capabilities expand. Meeting … [read more]

Updates & Week of April 13 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt schedules. In the coming week four city committees are holding virtual meetings (up from two last week). Most committees are on hiatus until the city's meeting capabilities expand both in terms of technology … [read more]

Safer At Home Order Extended Through May 26

Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure … [read more]

Updates & Week of April 20 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Many committees remain on hiatus until the city's meeting capabilities expand both in terms of technology and availability of city staff, but some virtual meetings are occurring. Common Council is working with the Mayor's office to identify those … [read more]

Updates & Week of April 27 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Meetings of city Boards, Committees, and Commissions are slowly ramping up again after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact. Common Council continues to work with the Mayor's office to get more committees back to work, but meetings … [read more]

Updates & Week of May 4 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest After being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact, many city boards, committees, and commissions are meeting again, although some less frequently and some not at all. Meetings are online only with details listed on agendas below; all should … [read more]

Updates & Week of May 11 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham … [read more]

Dane County COVID-19 Community Testing Site at Alliant Energy Center

Beginning today, May 11, 2020, the Wisconsin National Guard opened a Dane County community testing site for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Free, drive-thru and walk-up testing is available to all residents. No appointment is necessary. Depending on utilization, the testing site will be open … [read more]

Safer at Home Order Guidelines still in place in Dane County

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to invalidate the Safer at Home order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, effective immediately. We are disappointed in the ruling, as the Safer at Home order has substantially slowed … [read more]

Updates & Week of May 18 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham … [read more]

Public Health Announces Forward Dane Plan & Releases New Order

Public Health Madison and Dane County has mapped out its Forward Dane Plan for reopening Dane County. The first step is a preparation phase, or Safe Reopen phase, followed by three additional reopening phases, each with gradually less restrictive criteria. It also includes action steps by … [read more]

Dane County Reopening Phase I Starts on Tuesday

Earlier this week, Public Health Madison & Dane County released Forward Dane, a phased reopening plan for Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, based on active monitoring of the data-based metrics outlined in the plan, an order has been issued that moves Dane County into Phase 1 of … [read more]

Updates & Week of May 25 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Happy Memorial Day Weekend! City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, … [read more]

Madison Starts Reopening for Business

- Beginning Today, May 26 Following two months of significant restrictions on non-essential activities, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued Emergency Order #3 on Friday of last week, significantly relaxing most of those restrictions effective Tuesday, May 26. This new order replaces … [read more]

Madison Announces 'Streatery' Restaurant Program

Today the City of Madison is announcing a new program to aid restaurants who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has had a major impact on the restaurant industry, having been unable to serve indoor or outdoor dining customers since March 23, … [read more]

Updates & Week of June 8 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham … [read more]

With Phase 1 Metrics Met, Dane County Moves to Phase 2 on June 15

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Virus is still present and infectious in our communities; residents urged to take precautions As a result of meeting criteria outlined in Forward Dane, Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing an order to move Dane County to … [read more]

Updates & Week of June 15 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham … [read more]

Updates & Week of June 22 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham … [read more]

Steep Increase in Dane County COVID-19 Cases Over Past Few Days

Residents, businesses urged to take precautions to prevent the spread of illness In the past five days, 279 people in Dane County have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings our 7-day case average to 47 cases per day. The 7-day average from mid-June was 17 cases per day. Increased … [read more]

Dane County Issues Amendment to Phase 2 Order

Dane County Issues Amendment to Phase 2 Order Public Health Madison & Dane County has just released a new order. Please their full news release: Dane County Issues Amendment to Phase 2 Order These are the only items that have changed with this order: (See the order for all … [read more]

Updates & Week of June 29 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham … [read more]

Public Health Data Notes and Snapshot for the Week of June 29

From Public Health Madison and Dane County on June 29: Community Test Site Remains Very Busy The community test site at Alliant Energy Center has been the busiest it has ever been. From June 22 through June 27, 10,872 people were tested. Since the community test site opened on May … [read more]

County Issues New Order Limiting Gatherings, Bar & Restaurant Activity

Change comes following sustained, high number of cases Effective at 8:00am on July 2, 2020, Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing order #7, which limits gatherings and prohibits indoor dining and service at bars. "For the past week, Dane … [read more]

Updates & Week of July 6 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham … [read more]

COVID-19: Public Health Madison & Dane County Releases New Orders Requiring Face Coverings

Effective on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 am, Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing Emergency Order #8, which requires that everyone age 5 and older wear a face covering or mask when in in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person's own household or … [read more]

Updates & Week of July 13 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

From Public Health: Put your mask on, leave the enforcing to us

Put your mask on; leave the enforcing to us Español Beginning at 8:00am on Monday, July 13, 2020, people 5 years and older in Dane County must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when indoors in public settings, which includes in businesses, health care facilities, waiting … [read more]

Updates & Week of July 20 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of July 27 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of August 3 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of August 10 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of August 17 Meetings of Interest for District 2

I will be away from Sunday, Aug. 16, to about Wednesday, Aug. 19. If you need to contact me this coming week, it may take several days to get a response. ____________________________ District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City … [read more]

Updates & Week of August 24 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of August 31 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 7 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Latest Info on the Recent Surge in COVID-19 Cases

If you live or work downtown, monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms Over the past week, Dane County has seen a record-high number of COVID-19 cases, driven largely by the reopening of UW Madison. Since September 1, 901 people have tested positive. More than 70 percent are UW students or … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 14 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 21 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 28 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Oct. 5 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Next Few Weeks are a Pivotal Moment for Our County & Our State

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Since late August, Dane County has been experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Cases initially were associated with UW. Now, however, we are seeing an increase in non-UW cases compared to UW cases. While it is almost impossible to prove … [read more]

Updates & Week of Oct. 12 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Oct. 19 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Oct. 26 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Nov. 2 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Nov. 9 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

From Public Health: When to Isolate, When to Quarantine

The words “isolate” and “quarantine” get thrown around a lot these days. We often get asked, “When should I be quarantining?” and “How long am I supposed to isolate?” Let’s take a look at these words, how we use them, and common situations in which we talk about them. What’s the difference … [read more]

Updates & Week of Nov. 16 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

New Public Health Order Prohibits Indoor Gatherings, Limits Outdoor Gatherings to 10 People

New Public Health Order Prohibits Indoor Gatherings, Limits Outdoor Gatherings to 10 People In response to a substantial, sustained growth in new COVID-19 infections throughout Dane County, Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing Emergency Order #10 which prohibits indoor gatherings … [read more]

Updates & Week of Nov. 23 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there are not many city meetings scheduled this week. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home as you can, and please follow the Public Health Orders. City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings … [read more]

Updates & Week of Nov. 30 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

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