City of
Madison

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

District 3

Alder Lindsay Lemmer

Alder Lindsay Lemmer

Alder Lindsay Lemmer

Contact Information

Home Address:

5405 Sudbury Way
Madison , WI 53714

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 Lemmer’s Updates

Public Health Issues Order Closing Schools and Imposing Countywide Directive to Stop Holding Gatherings of 50 or More People

March 15, 2020 3:47 PM

Schools are closed as of 03/16/2020

Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing a county-wide directive 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. This order will continue until further notice.

"Schools play a crucial role in providing nutrition and other critical services to students, but they also pose a risk to children and staff with underlying health conditions and their closure can reduce community spread of COVID-19," said Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County. "Closing schools and canceling events are a disruption to our lives, but we believe these measures are necessary for the safety of our community."

Wisconsin Statute 252 outlines a health officer's authority to take "all measures necessary to prevent, suppress, and control communicable disease." Violation of or failure to comply with this order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.

Public Health Madison & Dane County further strongly recommends that all nonessential social gatherings of under 50 people be postponed.

If a gathering must be held with fewer than 50 attendees, Public Health Madison & Dane County recommends the following precautionary steps:

  • Older adults, pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems,  and people with underlying health conditions that are at increased risk of COVID-19 are encouraged not to attend (including employees);

  • Social distancing recommendations should be met (limit contact of people within six (6) feet from each other for ten (10) minutes or longer);

  • Provide sanitation and prevention hygiene resources to all attendees and employees; and

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information, visit the CDC's coronavirus website , the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website , or the Public Health Madison & Dane County coronavirus page.




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