Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that the county will remain under a state of emergency declaration until at least July 15.
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“It’s clear the far-reaching impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic will affect communities for many, months to come,” Parisi said. “For however long COVID-19 threatens the well-being and safety of our citizens, science will guide our decision making in Dane County. Right now, that science says we need to prepare for potential waves of illness and remain vigilant and ready in our preparedness and response.”
The state of emergency declaration will allow for local government to use all of its resources to meet community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also makes Dane County eligible for federal and state assistance.
Parisi says the order will be revisited this summer and will be reevaluated depending on the status of coronavirus in the state.