This page will serve to provide Town residents and visitors with the most current news regarding COVID-19.
The latest Emergency Order by the Department of Public Health for Madison and Dane County extending Safer at Home until May 26th at 8am can be found here.
This novel type of coronavirus (COVID-19) that has spread to over 100 countries. The first case was confirmed in the US in Washington on January 21, 2020. There are over a hundred thousand cases worldwide and thousands of deaths. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Governor Evers declared this a Public Health Emergency in Wisconsin on March 12, 2020. County Executive Parisi declared a County Emergency on March 16, 2020. Town Chair Mark Geller declared a Town Emergency on March 17, 2020.
Social distancing and minimizing travel can have a major impact in delaying the epidemic. The Town of Verona is encouraging people to conduct business with the Town via phone and email. Using prevention, we can slow the spread of the disease and protect the most vulnerable. At this time, the Town Hall is closed to the public except for the express purposes of voter registration and/or casting a ballot.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.
State of WI information can be found here. At this time, DHS, under the authority of Wis. Stat § 252.02(3) and at the direction of Governor Tony Evers, has ordered a statewide moratorium on mass gatherings of 10 or more people to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order became effective on Tuesday, March 17 at 5:00 pm. Additionally, all restaurants and bars were ordered to close except for those restaurants that may remain open for take-out or delivery service only. All public and private schools and institutions of higher education in the State of Wisconsin shall close for the duration of the public health emergency (through May 10, 2020).
On March 24th, the Governor issued a new Emergency Order and details can be found here.
Dane County information can be found here. On March 17, the County announced that there is community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dane County. The term “community spread” means there is no known source of the disease, such as recent contact with an infected person or travel from an area with a high number of cases.
Local Verona area information, such as closures and cancellations, can be found here.