Dane County to move ahead to phase one reopening Tuesday

Dane County residents and businesses will be under fewer restrictions beginning Tuesday morning as the county moves into phase 1 of the Forward Dane reopening plan.

Earlier this week, Public Health Madison & Dane County released the plan, a phased reopening for Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, based on active monitoring of the data-based metrics outlined in the plan, an order has been issued that moves Dane County into Phase 1 of the reopening plan, effective May 26, 2020 at 8 a.m., according to a news release.

“We released Forward Dane so everyone in the community could see the requirements that needed to be met for us to continue opening businesses, while still balancing the health and safety of our residents,” said Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County.

“We are receiving hundreds of test results each day and have analyzed additional data from the community testing site at the Alliant Energy Center. We feel confident that our county can take the next step in the reopening process at this time,” continued Heinrich.

Phase 1 includes:

· Reopening all businesses—such as restaurants, gyms, and retail establishments—to 25% capacity with certain public health requirements and physical distancing.

· Indoor gatherings at commercial facilities of 50 people or fewer are allowed, with physical distancing

· Indoor gatherings at private residence of 10 people or fewer are allowed, with physical distancing.

· Outdoor gatherings of 50 or fewer are allowed, with physical distancing.

· Select businesses and activities with high risk for disease transmission are still closed.

· Park courts and fields are open, individuals must maintain physical distancing

To read more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/2020/05/22/dane-county-to-move-ahead-to-phase-one-reopening-tuesday/

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