Last updated 7/6/2020 at 9:15 am. Disclaimer: information on this page is subject to frequent change. For specific COVID-19 Business Resources, please click here
Effective Monday, July 13, all persons age 5 and older are required to wear a face covering when indoors when other people who do no reside in their household or living unit could be present. Per this order, face coverings will be required in all City buildings. Read the full order.
Due to rising COVID cases in Dane County, the Monona Public Library has suspended its limited express hours and returned to curbside pickup only. Read on...
Dane County Public Health has issued a targeted amendment to the Phase 2 Order, due to a recent steep increase in positive cases. The only items that have changed with this amended order are:
For more information on the County’s Amendment, please click here.
A new COVID-19 resources page from UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. To view webpage, please click here.
Dane County announced on June 15th that certain metrics were met in Phase 1, that the County would be moving to Phase 2 of the Forward Dane Plan. For more information on Phase 2, please click here.
Phase 2 includes the following items:
Dane County modified its public health order to revise the regulations relating to attendance at religious services. Read more...
Open to visitors. Use of a mask is requested. Phone 222-2525
Open for curbside pickup and limited express hours. Phone 222-6127
Closed; will not open this season.
Open by appointment and for virtual programming. Phone 222-3415
Private events cancelled for the remainder of 2020.
The Monona City Council voted at their meeting on June 1 not to open the outdoor pool this season, citing concerns with patron safety and fiscal responsibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dane County’s Forward Dane reopening plan allows public pools to open at 25% capacity in phases 1 and 2, and City staff prepared a plan of revised pool operations for the City Council’s consideration. The plan included revised hours, capacity limits, social distancing requirements, the elimination of deck furniture, and increased admission fees. The pool would not be ready to open until July 1, and staff estimated a loss of $40,000 for the season which would need to be transferred from the City’s general fund balance.
Taking all things into consideration, along with guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services that discouraged the opening of public pools, the City Council unanimously decided that opening the pool was not in the best interest of the Monona community this summer due to concerns regarding COVID-19. The City Council expressed their sincere gratitude for those residents who provided their input and feedback on this difficult decision.
Businesses can reopen at 25% capacity; gatherings of up to 50 people outdoors or in commercial spaces allowed and up to 10 people at private residences. Physical distance must be maintained. Read more...
Program can provide up to $3,000 in rental payments and/or security deposits for eligible tenants. Read more...
The City’s trash and recycling contractor, Advanced Disposal, will resume collection of large items next week. Advanced Disposal collects large items (furniture, appliances, mattresses, carpet, etc.) in Monona on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. You must schedule your items for collection by calling Advanced Disposal at 251-7878.
With the state Supreme Court overruling Governor Evers’ extension of the Safer At Home Order, Dane County has issued a separate Order that is in affect for the County. For more information, please click here.
Information here: https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/testing
If you purchased your annual lake access pass at our Lottes Park machine, please email MRCDirector@ci.monona.wi.us with the following:
-Picture of receipt from the machine
Once we receive this email, your 2020 lake access sticker will be mailed to you.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has approved an emergency rule to prohibit late fees or penalties for missed or late rent payments during COVID-19. The emergency rule (Wis. Admin. Code Ch. ATCP 134) prevents landlords from charging late fees or penalties for missed or late rent payments during the public health emergency and for 90 days afterward. DATCP will hold a public hearing and comment period on this emergency rule via teleconference. Read more.
The Library is still closed, but patrons can now request items for pick up. Read more.
The Governor announced a three phase plan for reopening closed businesses and programs. For more information, please click line for Badger Bounce Back Plan details.
For individuals interested in providing volunteer assistance during this health crisis, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is inviting people to register for the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry. For more information and to register, please click this link.
The Safer at Home Order is extended to May 26th, with some modifications and exemptions. For more information, please click link for Emergency Order #28.
Beginning at 8:00AM on Wednesday, March 25, in response to Wisconsin Department of Health Services Emergency Order #12 (the “Safer at Home Order”), the City of Monona will modify certain services and limit access to City facilities to protect the health of City employees and the public. The following modifications will be in place until April 24 or until Emergency Order #12 is either revoked or superseded:
“We ask that every resident, business owner, and visitor to Monona take the “Safer at Home” Order and social distancing guidelines seriously,” said Monona Mayor Mary O’ Connor, “We are working diligently to continue to provide essential city services, while protecting everyone’s health and safety.” “Please keep an eye on your neighborhoods and friends during this challenging time,” she added.
Trash collection continues as scheduled. However, Advanced Disposal has suspended its large item/bulky item pickups in Monona until further notice. Only trash and recycling which are in the City’s provided containers will be collected.
Over the weekend, Gov. Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #11, suspending several utility-related administrative rules, which among other things, prohibits municipal utilities from imposing fees on customers for late payments. The order makes the following changes:
1. Stop utility disconnection for nonpayment for all customers, including commercial, industrial, and farm accounts. Previously this applied to residential accounts only;
2. Cease assessing late fees to customer accounts;
3. Halt the practice of requiring deposits from customers for re-connection of service;
4. Allow deferred payment agreements for all customers who request them;
5. Remove any administrative barriers for customers establishing or reestablishing utility service; and
6. Authorize water utilities to provide budget billing arrangements to customers. Electric and natural gas utilities are allowed to do this under current rules.
The City of Monona will provide more guidance on what, if any, changes the order makes to our current utility billing practice once we have additional information. For any questions, please contact 608-222-2525.
This page will serve as a landing spot for any current updates or information as the City receives it from Dane County Public Health or other authorities. Up-to-date information is also available on the City’s radio station, WVMO, 98.7 FM. To sign up for City of Monona Alerts, go to https://www.mymonona.com/list.aspx.
Information from MG&E regarding their response to COVID-19:
We have been thinking about our community during this public health emergency, and I wanted to provide you with information from MGE that may be useful to you, your organization, and the people we serve together.
MGE appreciates our customers’ understanding as we collectively navigate our community’s and our nation’s response to COVID-19. This is a rapidly changing situation, so please continue to check our website and social media for further information. (www.mge.com and www.facebook.com/madisongasandelectric)
If you have questions, MGE customer service representatives are available to help at 608-252-7222.
Dane County Public Coronavirus Update Line – (608) 243-0587
As part of our emergency planning function, the Dane County Public Health Department develops and maintains plans to address situations like this. The City of Monona remains in contact with Dane County Public Health and other emergency management agencies to coordinate our planning efforts. At this point, our main focus is providing situational awareness to our residents and visitors and ensuring correct and timely information is distributed as widely as possible.