July 2, 2022

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Parisi urges continuation of emergency hotel shelter program amid increased COVID-19 cases

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MADISON, Wis. — Dane County Govt Joe Parisi on Wednesday requested county personnel to take into consideration extending a county-operate unexpected emergency housing method as COVID-19 situations climb all over the location.

The county’s crisis resort shelter software has been in position due to the fact mid-2020 to assist people today experiencing homelessness who also have an amplified risk for serious sickness from COVID-19 uncover a put to keep. The method also assists individuals who need a put to isolate or quarantine thanks to COVID-19 signs.

The software is set to expire in June of this year.

“We produced a commitment at the outset of the pandemic to do all we can to aid secure our most susceptible, and though our operate carries on to protected long-lasting housing, emergent wants persist and they’re magnified by the recent surge in Covid-19 situation counts and hospitalizations,” Parisi reported.

According to Public Wellness Madison & Dane County’s COVID-19 dashboard, situations have been trending upward since late March. On Monday, Dane County confirmed 364 new situations.

“While several have moved on and shifted aim away from the pandemic, the outcomes of this at any time-changing virus are still staying felt and susceptible populations continue to be at chance,” Parisi reported.

To date, the county has invested $23.1 million on the hotel housing software. Officials claimed the county is at present employing roughly 170 hotel rooms to shelter those people who want it. Parisi said an more $3 million in funding would enable the application to home an believed 120 people for the following 8 months.

The county government has because questioned county personnel to converse with regional inns about the feasibility of continuing the method.