COVID-19 Vaccines: On your back-to-school checklist

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Trabajadores de Producción Agrícola (Granjeros, Trabajadores de Granjas Lecheras y Otros Empleados Agrícolas) Elegibles Para Recibir La Vacuna COVID-19

A partir del 1 de marzo, algunos trabajadores esenciales de cara al público se volvieron elegibles para recibir la vacuna COVID-19. Esto incluye: Operadores del 911 Infraestructura comunitaria y de servicios públicos Tránsito público Cadena de suministro de alimentos Trabajadores de granjas lecheras, granjeros y otros empleados agrícolas Para obtener más información sobre los trabajadores […]

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Agricultural Production Workers (Farmers, Dairy Farm Workers, and Other Farm Employees) Eligible to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Starting March 1, some public facing essential workers became eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes: 911 operators Utility and community infrastructure Public transit Food supply chain Dairy farm workers, farmers, and other farm employees For more information about essential workers eligible to get the COVID19 vaccine, click here. On the Wisconsin Department of […]

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COVID-19 FOOD ACCESS RESOURCES

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the face of food access in Madison and Dane County. There are new challenges for individuals who historically have had low access to food. There are also emerging challenges for the broader community as citizens grapple with changes to the way they previously visited the grocery store and purchased […]

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Dane County Extension Office closed to public

Dane County Extension staff are working mostly remote due to the pandemic and our office being under construction. We can make arrangements to meet you at the office if there is anything you need. We are following best practices and the latest policy guidelines to promote health and safety. Everyone is required to wear a mask […]

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Pesticide Applicator In-person Certification Testing Suspended – Certification Extended to December 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is suspending pesticide applicator in-person certification testing until further notice. As a result, DATCP is extending current pesticide applicator certifications until December 31, 2021. Private and commercial pesticide applicators with certifications that expire January 31, 2020-November 30, 2021, can continue to operate […]

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Safe Preserving Tips in the time of COVID-19

Whether you are new to canning, returning to canning because of the pandemic, or have always canned the bounty of your harvest, there are certain tips that will help ensure that your time and efforts lead to safe, healthy food for your family. Use recipes that are up to date. Some canning recommendations have changed […]

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Extension tool helps families decide when to see other people safely

“Quaranteam”? “Double bubble”? These terms are showing up more and more in the media as individuals and families make decisions about when they will start to see other people again. In other families, questions are bubbling up about when and how it will be safe to get much needed support, like childcare or respite care.   The decision to see others or […]

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Support for Non-profit Organizations Goes Virtual

Dane County Extension has long provided non-profit organizations with strategic planning, program planning, facilitation, and evaluation support. This support has continued through the coronavirus pandemic, with modifications for a virtual environment. Our programs to support non-profits have expanded to address the unique circumstances that organizations are operating under at this time. When COVID-19 hit, our […]

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COVID-19 and Extension Resources

Public Health Madison/Dane County COVID Resources – Public Health Madison/Dane County has the latest announcements and really helpful information and links to the CDC and other resources on this page. Extension Specific Resources Dane County Extension is closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 is having on our community and our Extension programming. We are following the […]

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