Dodge County COVID Emergency Declaration Remains In Place

(Juneau) Dodge County’s COVID-19 emergency declaration will remain in place, for now. The county board adopted the resolution in March that streamlines the process to acquire state aid while also expediting the use of resources to protect the public from the impact and spread of the virus. The declaration also allows supervisors who to attend meetings virtually.

Several supervisors have wished to see the resolution come to end, wishing to return to normal meeting requirements. During last Thursday night’s County Board Executive Committee meeting, Supervisor Kira Sheahan-Malloy said that she feels an emergency declaration is not necessary.

Fond du Lac County continues to have an emergency declaration, Jefferson County’s expired in July while Washington County’s is set to expire in February but may be extended. Dodge County Emergency Management Directory Amy Nehls says keeping the declaration in place allows Dodge County to make decisions over emergency hiring powers or vaccination efforts on a local level.

The Executive Committee decided to keep the resolution in place and will bring that matter back up for discussion monthly to determine if any changes need to be made.