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Today’s decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirms the ability of local public health agencies to respond rapidly to emerging disease to keep our communities safe.

When Madison faced its first case of COVID-19 in February 2020, our public health systems leapt into action to learn everything they could about this novel virus and its threat to our community. Public Health Madison Dane County followed the emerging science, implemented best practices, and used their authority prudently and effectively. As a result, Dane County had one of the lowest death rates in the state.


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