Effective at 8 a.m. Monday, July 13, Public Health Madison & Dane County is requiring everyone 5 and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present. This requirement ap…
Effective at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 2, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued a new order that limits gatherings and prohibits indoor dining and service at bars.
Organizers of the McFarland Family Festival have announced the cancellation of the September event and parade, due to health concerns from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In the past five days, 279 people in Dane County have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the seven-day case average to 47 cases per day. The seven-day average from mid-June was 17 cases per day. Increased testing does not fully account for this upward trend in cases, officials said.
Dane County, in partnership with the Tenant Resource Center (TRC), has officially launched a more than $10 million emergency package to prevent evictions, County Executive Joe Parisi announced today. The program developed by the county with federal CARES funding, is projected to help stabili…
All Dane County police officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel will have the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19 under a new county program introduced Thursday, June 18, at the McFarland Fire and Rescue Station.
All Dane County police officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel will have the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19 under a new county program introduced June 18 at the McFarland Fire and Rescue Station.
As a result of meeting criteria outlined in Forward Dane, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued an order to move Dane County to phase two effective Monday, June 15.
The Wisconsin National Guard has extended the Dane County COVID-19 community testing site at the Alliant Energy Center to be open through June 24.
One only needs to read the comments on the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) Facebook page to understand the frustration of the state’s unemployed workers. Many of the complaints are related to being unable to get in contact with a claims specialist to ask questions about…
After delaying a decision and hoping for the best, the MackFest event committee announced that MackFest 2020, planned for July, has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen of Oshkosh lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The helpers — all UW-Oshkosh students — returned to their parents’ homes when the university canceled in-person classes.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison will be doing a drive-through bike giveaway for frontline workers from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, near East Towne Mall.
At least two local restaurant owners say they will not be adding a surcharge to customers’ bills to make up for money lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced a multimillion dollar effort to reduce evictions and improve access to housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dane County is experiencing a significant increase in the number of medical emergencies related to alcohol overconsumption and substance abuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Joe Parisi announced Friday, May 14.
Sunday, May 24, marks the opening of the Monona Farmers Market’s 17th season, after rain delayed the May 17 opening. The market will be open every Sunday through October.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended the mandate for another month without consulting legislators.
Members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) from across the country are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by initiating a grassroots effort to create handmade face masks to donate to essential workers and others in need.
The Herald-Independent and McFarland Thistle and APG Media are providing a free webinar for crisis business marketing in the COVID-19 era, especially timely as business restrictions slowly begin to lift, presented by Emmy-winning marketing expert Ryan Dohrn.
Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard will support two new community-based testing sites in Milwaukee and in Madison.
Members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) mobilized last month to assist the state’s medical examiners with mortuary operations amidst the COVID-19 response.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Dane County will create a $3.5 million grant program for roughly 500 Dane County child care providers to help offset revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, County Treasurer Adam Gallagher, members of the Dane County Board and other local elected officials to announce that Dane County will give local units of government the flexibility to delay the due date for property t…
Tamia Fowlkes of Milwaukee was among thousands of voters in Wisconsin who reluctantly went to the polls April 7.
Anytime Fitness of Southern Wisconsin is offering virtual support for people to stay connected and on track with their health goals during the state’s safer-at-home order brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
McFarland’s E.D. Locke Public Library may have its doors closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are plenty of events and activities happening online, and materials can still be checked out for enjoyment at home.
Two patients recovering from the COVID-19 virus were admitted to the Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton better than two weeks ago and have since been discharged.
While researchers have proposed that adopting a pet could help people struggling with isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dane County Humane Society saw a drop in pet adoptions in March and April.
A big, beautiful bouquet of well-deserved thanks was delivered to the health care workers at UW Health in appreciation of their dedication and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has approved an emergency rule to prohibit late fees or penalties for missed or late rent payments during COVID-19.
The annual Immaculate Heart of Mary Backyard Bash parish festival has been cancelled due to the safer-at-home restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and safer-at-home order.
Madison's Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and Willy Street Co-op announced the Fete de Marquette scheduled for July 9-12 is canceled for the safety of attendees and staff members who would work the event.
A mural at 4509 Monona Drive gives passers-by a positive message during the coronavirus pandemic and safer-at-home order. The building is owned by David and Linda Norsman of Norsman Investments. The mural was created by Ray Mawst, owner of a lettering and design firm.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the global economy, disrupted countless companies’ operations and shaken many Americans’ personal finances. Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds consumers who are concerned about debt obligations to know their rights, take steps to protect thei…
The Monona Memorial Day Parade Committee has postponed the annual event, which was to take place Monday, May 25. The Wisconsin safer-at-home order currently runs through 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.
One of the first COVID-19 positive test results in the nation was seen in Dane County, and the county’s response has been one of the most aggressive as well.
The more that people stay at home, the more they decrease the risks to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. But all this extra time at home is changing how people use energy.
Given the unprecedented circumstances local businesses find themselves in, the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce is launching a Business Recovery Task Force to help Cottage Grove businesses weather the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Wisconsin enters a second month of safer-at-home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence victims may find themselves in even more dangerous situations than usual.
School teachers find themselves in a precarious situation with classes cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; yet, they still must find positive ways to connect with their students.
The McFarland Education Foundation has been supported by the local business community for decades, and in this time of economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, foundation members wanted to give back.