Dane County extends State of Emergency until mid-July

(WKOW) -- Dane County's Emergency Declaration will extend until July 15, County Executive Joe Parisi announced on Tuesday.

"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 current order will go until May 15. The new order will go into effect when the current one expires.

The declaration ensures the full resources of county government continue to be available to meet community needs through the ongoing pandemic. It also positions the county to be eligible for federal and state assistance as the incident continues

The Dane County Board will vote on Thursday to ratify the extension of the County Executive's Emergency Declaration.

The new State of Emergency Declaration will be revisited this summer and could be extended depending on the status of Covid-19 in the region.

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