COVID-19 Resources

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Handwritten yard sign reading "This is hard AND YOU CAN DO IT!" Seen along Sixth Street. Photo by I. Ceylan.

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 eenachairs@yahoo.com.

Official Information

Mask Requirement

  • 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.

Free Food

  • 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

Other Services

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.

Eena Monthly Virtual Meeting, 11/18/20

Greetings Emerson East:
Once again, EENA is assembling a virtual meeting for Wednesday, November 18th. All are welcome to participate, as always. Please email eenachairs@yahoo.com to request an email containing a link and, alternatively, a phone number, for you to access the meeting on your computer or phone. Information to participate will be sent before November 18th.

A full agenda including written reports is available here.

Emerson East Neighborhood Association Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm, Virtual Meeting
Agenda

  • Greetings, Introductions, Agenda Review
  • Approval of October Minutes
  • Written Reports Updates
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Halloween Food Drive Competition review
  • Elections of EENA officers (Both co-chairs, Area 3 reps)
    • Addressing Officer Vacancies and Operational Needs
  • 2020/2021 vote on budget expenditures
  • Neighborhood Sign
    • Cary Sign Design Studio
    • OM village
    • Eken Park
  • Letter to Sherman Neighborhood Association re: OM Village Site
    • Replied with appreciation
  • Fleet services building used as men’s homeless shelter
  • PO box location and number change
  • Yahoo groups to Google groups change
  • Request for Community Engagement from Madison’s Black Community
  • Adjournment

Please note, in an effort to make EENA meetings more sustainable, we decided to have paperless meetings. Members, please read the information ahead of time!

All are welcome, however in order to vote at this meeting, you must have submitted your 2020/2021 membership form prior to the beginning of the meeting. The 2020/2021 membership year started in October 2020.

Halloween Food Drive Competition

Eken Park and Emerson East Neighborhood Associations are hosting a food drive competition to benefit Bashford Food Pantry!  In previous years, a home decorating competition had been held, but this year more people are in need and we’d like this competition to a serve a useful cause!  As always, the neighborhood that “wins” will have their name added to the trophy that is displayed at Dexter’s during Halloween.

Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy9rYu_qGdWQCNu9yC7o_d1mJZJrtuFT0XbdRtynL8T-QVgA/viewform?usp=sf_link

EENA Annual Elections Mtg 10/21 (Virtual)

Hello Emerson East:

The EENA Annual Meeting and Elections will be virtual this year. So, we won’t be able to enjoy dinner together this time, but hope you can still be a part of the conversation for the future of our neighborhood association. Please remember to join or renew your membership prior to the meeting in order to vote – and no fee is required! Click here to join today.

UPDATE: We’ve set up Zoom meeting for the EENA Annual Elections Meeting. Please click HERE to access the information and link via Google Docs.

To review the full agenda document, click here. You do not need to RSVP for this meeting as we will distribute a link closer to the meeting date. Contact eenachairs@yahoo.com to request a meeting link be sent directly to your email or join the EENA listserv to receive this and other important updates.

Emerson East Neighborhood Association Meeting

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm,Virtual Meeting

Agenda

  • Greetings, Introductions, Agenda Review
  • Approval of September Minutes
  • Written Reports Updates
  • 2020/2021 budget and membership report
  • Elections of EENA officers
  • Addressing Officer Vacancies and Operational Needs
  • Neighborhood Sign Update 
  • Halloween Competition with Eken Park Neighborhood Association
  • Letter to Sherman Neighborhood Association re: OM Village Site
  • Adjournment

Please note, in an effort to make EENA meetings more sustainable, we decided to have paperless meetings. Members, please read the information ahead of time!

All are welcome, however in order to vote at this meeting, you must have submitted your 2020/2021 membership form prior to the beginning of the meeting. The 2020/2021 membership year started in October.