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  • Mask Mandate Extended

    Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued Face Covering Emergency Order #5 which extends mask requirements in Dane County until Jan. 3.

    Covid virus in deer

    As the deer gun seaons starts hunters should be aware that the virus that causes Covid-19 in humans has been found in white-tailed deer in the neighboring states of Iowa, Illinois and Michigan. Deer in Wisconsin have yet to be tested. For details go to the Wisconsin DNR web page here, scroll down and click on SARS-COV-2 in Wildlife, and scroll down to SARS-COV-2 and white-tailed deer. Here is a quote from one of the links: "SARS-CoV-2 was detected in one-third of sampled white-tailed deer in Iowa between September 2020 and January of 2021...."

    Covid risk very high

    The risk level for Covid in Dane County has risen to very high once again. See the tracking for our county at https://covidactnow.org/us/wisconsin-wi/county/dane_county/.

    MMR board change

    At our annual Madison Mainstream Radio board meeting on Nov. 10 Paula Pachciarz was elected to a 2 year term starting Jan. 1, 2022. She will take on the role of Secretary. Patty Stockdale will leave the board at that time.

    Face Covering Emergency Order Extension

    Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued Face Covering Emergency Order #4 which extends mask requirements in Dane County until Nov. 27.

    Annual Meeting Nov. 10

    The annual meeting of the board of Madison Mainstream Radio (the parent organization of WIDE-LP Radio) will be held online at 3 pm on Wed. Nov. 10. If you would like to see the meeting agenda when it is finalized, email us at radio -at- widelp -dot- org.

    Third Pfizer Shot

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends that you SHOULD receive a booster dose of Pfizer at least 6 months after receiving your second dose of Pfizer in order to further strengthen your immunity if you are 65 years and older, a resident in long-term care, etc. One option is the temporary vaccination clinic run by Public Health Madison & Dane County at the Arena at Alliant Energy Center starting on October 12, 2021. See https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/navigating-the-arena-at-alliant-energy-center for details.

    Public Health Extends Face Covering Emergency Order

    Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing Face Covering Emergency Order #3. No changes were made to the face covering requirements in Order #3:
    Face coverings are also required while driving or riding in any form of public transportation.
    Face coverings are required among people ages two and older when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person's own household or living unit, are present.
    The order will be in effect until Friday, November 5, 2021

    Make Music Madison Thanks

    Special thanks to Ken Lonnquist for kicking off our live WIDE-LP Make Music Madison broadcast yesterday and to The Folk Circus for winding up the broadcast. You can see photos of all the performers here.

    Emergency Order #16

    As described at https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/new-dane-county-public-health-order-r..., Emergency Order #16 will be in effect in Dane County from May 5 to June 2. The order further relaxes gathering limits, provided six feet of physical distancing are maintained at all times except when in transit.

    Glenway Golf Park Project Update Meeting

    As announced at noon on WIDE-LP on 4/28 and 4/29, a virtual Public Information Meeting will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, on the Glenway Golf Park project. Set to begin this summer, the project promises to "improve the golf course, park, environment, and community." For details and the Register to Attend link you will need, see the City of Madison web page at https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/projects/glenway-golf-park.

    Vaccine Q&A

    Answers to general questions about COVID vaccines can be found at https://getvaccineanswers.org/ in any of 7 languages. This is a project of The COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative led by the Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative, with the involvement of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to build confidence around the COVID-19 vaccines.

    Emergency Order #15

    Emergency Order #15 goes into effect on Wednesday 4/7/21. For a summary of the changes see https://mailchi.mp/e2f4e0d75aef/covid-19-newsletter-926321?e=0a67b64d9f

    Emergency Order #14

    On March 10 Emergency Order #14 went into effect for Dane County relaxing certain COVID-19 provisions. A summary is available at https://mailchi.mp/6a177bf70e7d/covid-19-newsletter-925682?e=0a67b64d9f

    Larger gatherings allowed

    On Feb. 10 Public Health Madison & Dane County Emergency Order #13 goes into effect. It allows Dane County residents to gather in larger groups. For details see https://mailchi.mp/03a65520ef9f/covid-19-newsletter-925258.

    Vaccine for 65 and older adults

    On Jan. 19 the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services released the following: Wisconsin Announces 65 and older Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning January 25 https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/011921.htm. The article says "Wisconsinites who are 65 and older will be able to access the vaccine through their health care provider, pharmacy, or local or tribal public health agency. ... Those being vaccinated directly through their health care provider will typically be contacted to schedule an appointment by their health care provider."

    New COVID-19 Order for Dane County

    Outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed by Emergency Order #12 starting Jan. 13. See https://mailchi.mp/53723e81fe94/covid-19-newsletter-924746

    Program changes for 2021

    We start the new year with several program changes on Sundays. Making Contact moves to 1 pm and Insights or Squaring the Strange on alternate weeks moves to 2 pm. In addition, older Squaring the Strange shows not previously aired will air every Sunday at 4 pm until we are caught up to date. This Week in Virology at 6 pm is being discontinued and an expanding Musical Time Machine, http://madisonwi.us/WIDE-LP/MTM/index.htm, is returning at 7 pm.

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