The COVID-19 pandemic continues and much of our daily life is impacted. EENA has compiled a list of resources and links to make sure everyone in the neighborhood stays informed, safe and well. This list is focused on resources in and around Emerson East. If you have ideas for additions or corrections, leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Public Health Madison Dane County’s Coronavirus Resources
- City of Madison’s Updates on City Services
- Sign up for email and text alerts from the City of Madison about the Coronavirus and its impact
- As of July 13, wearing a mask is are required indoors in Dane County under many circumstances. In Madison, passengers are required to wear a face covering when on the bus. If you are in a public indoor area and not wearing a mask you could be fined up to $376. More information from Public Health and Metro Transit.
- Are you still looking for locally-made masks? Here is a list of places you can purchase them from. https://www.channel3000.com/list-places-to-get-face-masks-in-madison/
- If you can’t afford to purchase a mask, have special requirements, or are a business that wants to buy in bulk, Dane Country Mask Makers might be able to help. You can also get free masks on the bus or from Metro Transit.
- Bashford Food Pantry (329 North Street)
- MMSD Summer Food Program provides free, nutritious meals during summer vacation (find more information online using the summer meals map, call 2-1-1, or text ‘food’ to 877-877)
- Fritz Food Pantry (Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street)
Food Delivery and Local Food
- Dane County Farmers’ Market: Latest updates during COVID-19
- Dane County Farmers’ Market: Check out how to connect with vendors for home delivery, e-commerce, and more, DCFM continuously updates this Google Doc
- MarketReady, FEED Kitchens, and Christine’s Kitchens: Options for food delivered to your door
- List of Eateries in the Madison Area that Offer Carryout and Delivery Options
- In the neighborhood: El Sabor de Puebla (take out and farm-fresh vegetable stand on some days)
- In the neighborhood: Ogden’s (take-out and patio since mid-July)
- In the neighborhood: SuperCharge! Foods
- Madison Public Library’s currently available services
- Resources for tenants and landlords, see information shared by Alder Abbas on June 9, 2020
- Comprehensive list shared by Emerson Elementary School in June 2020 with a variety of resources for difficult times (for example, assistance with paying bills, when experiencing homelessness or domestic violence, support whenlooking for childcare or mental health services; information available in English and Spanish)
Opportunities to Give Back
There are people in our community who are suffering but there are also people who are ready to help. Below are some of the organizations that need support right now.
- Goodman Community Center continues to provide support and resources during this time.
- Kessenich’s S.O.S. Fund, with support from Madison Magazine, News 3 Now and Channel3000.com, launched a GoFundMe to raise funds for restaurant workers.
- Latinx Consortium for Action Emergency Relief Fund for COVID-19 supports emergency relief for our most vulnerable populations: undocumented Latinx workers and small immigrant-owned businesses.
- Madison College Student Emergency Fund ensures access to emergency funds to protect the health and safety of students and families struggling during this pandemic.
- United Way of Dane County coordinates safe volunteering opportunities, and 100% of donations will go back to the community to help in the COVID-19 response.
- UW–Madison Emergency Student Support Fund supports students and their families.