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File #: 64274    Version: 1 Name: Marking One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Saluting Essential Workers.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/17/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Enactment date: 3/3/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00121
Title: Marking One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Saluting Essential Workers.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Tag Evers, Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer, Nasra Wehelie
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
2/23/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt UnanimouslyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/17/20211 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Marking One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Saluting Essential Workers.
Body
WHEREAS, it has been over one year since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Madison and these past twelve months have led to a state of unprecedented social and economic disruption and has created tremendous challenges for our health care system, government, businesses, schools, families, workers, retirees and diverse communities in countless ways; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison recognizes and appreciates the essential workers in the private sector, including grocery, retail and restaurant workers, food service , food pantry and agricultural workers, warehouse, postal, and delivery workers, cab drivers, industrial and commercial workers, journalists, communications and IT workers, critical manufacturing, utility and construction workers, custodians and janitorial workers, and countless others who have continued working in jobs where they were exposed to the public and therefore at greater risk; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison recognizes and appreciates the tireless efforts of direct care workers for the elderly and the disabled, teachers, child care and youth program workers, special education aids, home health care providers, nursing home and other congregate care workers, community center employees and the countless unsung heroes who have delivered critical services to families and children under challenging conditions; and,

WHEREAS, every City of Madison department and division contributed to the determined effort to protect public health, support the local economy, and provide crucial City services to residents, organizations and businesses; and,

WHEREAS, drivers and other employees of Metro Transit have been on the front line of this pandemic since day one, providing safe transportation throughout the City without pause and initially without charge, and Metro employees have worked to transport homeless individuals from n...

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