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Thu
28
May

Dane County to launch First Responder COVID-19 testing program

Dane County will purchase and distribute COVID-19 test kits to help keep first responders across the county safe, County Executive Joe Parisi announced today. The county will acquire test kits and make them available for police, fire, and EMS departments that provide 911 emergency response in Dane County.

Thu
28
May

Sauk Prairie family shares “Learning from Home” experience

Sauk Prairie School District’s virtual schooling, of course, means a whole new way of learning for students, but it also means a lot of change for parents/guardians.  In an interview with one Sauk Prairie family, these changes and their responses to them are explored.

Thu
21
May

Sauk Prairie’s Emergency Department is safe for those who need care

Emergencies happen even in a pandemic. Don’t let your fear of COVID-19 keep you from seeking emergency medical care. Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s Emergency Department has put in place several additional measures to ensure patients are safe:

Thu
21
May

Dane County holds to Safer At Home order, Sauk County says order is not the right decision for them

On Wednesday, May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to invalidate the Safer at Home order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, effective immediately.

Thu
21
May

What happened?

Can citizens be imprisoned for failing to follow a cabinet secretary’s order to stay in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic? The answer, according to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, is no. 

Thu
21
May

Sauk Prairie man survives COVID-19

As a member of the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Board, local entrepreneur Caleb Maier has a keen interest in the local healthcare system. For the last month, the Foundation has been engaged in a fundraising campaign to purchase supplies and equipment to help care for COVID-19 patients.

Thu
14
May

Sauk County board fires corporation counsel

The man who served as corporation counsel and has been on administrative leave has been let go by the Sauk County Board.

Thu
14
May

Sauk County Fair is cancelled

The Sauk County Fair will not take place this year due to COVID-19.

Thu
07
May

Dane County to allow delay of property tax due dates amid COVID-19 pandemic

Today, County Executive Joe Parisi joined Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, County Treasurer Adam Gallagher, members of the 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 taxes to October 1, 2020.

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