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 Virtual Meeting 9/16

Greetings Emerson East:
Once again, EENA is assembling a virtual meeting for Wednesday, September 16th. All are welcome to participate, as always. Please use the link below to request an email containing a link and, alternatively, a phone number will be provided for you to access the meeting on your computer or phone. You are also welcome to email eenachairs@yahoo.com directly in order to request the information.

Click here to RSVP for the September Meeting. Information to participate will be sent on September 15. Starting September 15th, please email eenachairs@yahoo.com directly so that we make sure to send you a link to participate. A full agenda including written reports is available here.

Emerson East Neighborhood Association Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm, Virtual Meeting
Agenda

  • Welcome & Check In
  • Agenda Review
  • Approval of August Minutes
  • Written Reports Updates
  • MDC Report – Abbie Wallhaus
  • East High Polling Place Update – Meredith Lowe (TBD)
  • Neighbor Newsletter Distribution
  • The People’s Pronouns Dedication/Membership Drive/Issues Survey
    • Final Steps
  • Halloween Decorating Contest
  • Neighborhood Sign Problems
  • Call for Nominations/October Elections
  • Announcements
  • 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 2019/2020 membership form prior to the beginning of the meeting. The 2019/2020 membership year started in October.

EENA Virtual Meeting 8/19

Greetings Emerson East:
Once again, EENA is assembling a virtual meeting for Wednesday, August 19th. All are welcome to participate, as always. Please use the link below to request an email containing a link and, alternatively, a phone number will be provided for you to access the meeting on your computer or phone. You are also welcome to email eenachairs@yahoo.com directly in order to request the information.

Click here to RSVP for the August Meeting. Information to participate will be sent on August 18. Starting August 18, please email eenachairs@yahoo.com directly so that we make sure to send you a link to participate. A full agenda including written reports is available here.

Emerson East Neighborhood Association Meeting

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm, Virtual Meeting
Agenda

  • Welcome & Check In
  • Agenda Review
  • Approval of July Minutes
  • Written Reports Updates
  • Alder Report 
  • Neighbor Newsletter 
  • Neighborhood Grant for The People’s Pronouns Dedication/Membership Drive/Issues Survey
    • Approve supplemental funding for printing 
  • Co-Sponsorship Request from Allies for Black Lives
  • Safe Skies Clean Water re: F-35s
  • East High Polling Place Update
  • Call for Nominations/October Elections
  • Announcements
  • 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 2019/2020 membership form prior to the beginning of the meeting. The 2019/2020 membership year started in October.

EENA Virtual Meeting 7/15

Greetings Emerson East:
Once again, EENA is assembling a virtual meeting for Wednesday, July 15th. All are welcome to participate, as always. Please use the link below to request an email containing a link and, alternatively, a phone number will be provided for you to access the meeting on your computer or phone. You are also welcome to email eenachairs@yahoo.com directly in order to request the information.

Click here to RSVP for the July Meeting. Information to participate will be sent on July 14. Starting July 14, please email eenachairs@yahoo.com directly so that we make sure to send you a link to participate. A full agenda including written reports is available here.

Emerson East Neighborhood Association Meeting

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm, Virtual Meeting
Agenda

  • Welcome & Check In
  • Agenda Review
  • Approval of June Minutes
  • Approval of July Special Meeting  Minutes
  • Written Reports Updates
  • Alder Report 
  • Continued: Sustainable Transformation/Action Items
  • Neighborhood Grant/Membership Drive
  • Demetral Event Proposal/TBD
  • Announcements
  • 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 2019/2020 membership form prior to the beginning of the meeting. The 2019/2020 membership year started in October.

Sidewalk Surprise!

Have you noticed something different on the sidewalks?

Last week, the Madison Children’s Museum in collaboration with the city of Madison, installed Sidewalk Surprises. This community-wide exhibit transforms city sidewalks into playful, whimsical, cross-cultural hopscotch and other challenges to encourage movement and physical activity. The sidewalks were marked with chalk paint and will hopefully last a few weeks.

EENA was proud to be a part of this wonderful idea and you can find the three sidewalk surprises on the sidewalks of East Highschool done by EENA volunteers.

But it doesn’t stop there, museum staff, neighborhood associations, community centers and local artists have covered sidewalks across Madison and beyond. How many Sidewalk Surprises will you visit?

For more information about Sidewalk Surprise