August 12, 2022

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Dane Co. looks to extend pandemic hotel housing through September

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MADISON, Wis. — As new COVID-19 variants go on to arise and coronavirus conditions raise all over again, Dane County is hunting to prolong its unexpected emergency lodge shelter software that has run by means of the pandemic.

Dane County Government Joe Parisi announced Friday the county is proposing incorporating another $3 million to the energy, which would aid extend non-congregate shelter and relevant article-shelter applications through September 30 of this 12 months and increase isolation and quarantine shelter by means of February 28 of subsequent year.

The application at first commenced in March 2020 as a way to aid persons with no a house and at a larger hazard of severe outcomes of COVID-19 locate a risk-free place to stay.

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“This software has assisted hundreds of Dane County citizens socially distance and get related to helpful methods,” Parisi said in a assertion Friday asserting the proposed supplemental funding.

The county says additional than 400 distinct households have been aided by the hotel system as a result of the pandemic, and hundreds of other vulnerable men and women have been capable to take gain of the isolation and quarantine shelter — together with more than 110 at just one time throughout the top of the Omicron surge in the fall of 2021 and wintertime of 2022.

Of the $3,123,950 that will be made use of to fund the extension, $700,000 will go to amend an current contract with Equitable Answers, LLC to offer on-site companies for non-congregate lodge shelter and the payment of lodge place expenses.

The cash for the system is coming from Dane County’s allocated help from the 2021 American Rescue System. So considerably, the county has employed $23.1 million of these money on the resort housing method.

The $3 million whole to extend the software continue to demands to be authorized by the Dane County Board, but Parisi’s workplace expects the Board to authorize it in the coming weeks. The County Board’s up coming meeting is scheduled for July 21.