MONONA, Wis. - Today the City of Monona released a promotional video reminding residents, “we’re all in this together,” when it comes to combating COVID-19. With positive cases spreading exponentially throughout Wisconsin, the City wants to remind residents that we all have to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. This message comes as Public Health Madison and Dane County implement a new order prohibiting indoor gatherings.
“A number of residents have expressed concerns over community members holding large gatherings at their homes and not wearing face masks,” said City of Monona Mayor Mary O’Connor. “We want to remind residents that the only way we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 is by following Public Health guidelines and we all have to do it together if we want it to work.”
The promotional video features 16 different community members including: Mayor Mary O’Connor, Monona Police Community Resource Officer Nate Reynolds, Alder Kristie Goforth, Municipal Clerk Toya Harrell and other Monona residents. Together they deliver a message that defines what “we’re in this together” means for the community. Those featured in the video all wear face masks and were recorded individually, as a way to subtly encourage the viewer to social distance and wear a face mask.
You can view the “We’re All in this Together” video here.
The following information is from Public Health Madison and Dane County:
- Stay home if you don’t need to go out. Working from home, virtual gatherings, and using curbside or delivery ordering are still the safest and best options to protect yourself and others.
- Stay home if you’re sick or feel off. A number of new cases reported going out while symptomatic.
- Avoid gatherings. Skipping gatherings limits the chance for virus to spread. Gatherings of any size pose a risk.
- Wear masks. Masks are required indoors, and we strongly recommend them outdoors anytime you are near others.
- Assume you could have come in contact with COVID-19 anytime you go out. Currently, about a third of cases do not know where they could’ve gotten COVID-19. Watch for symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have these symptoms, call your doctor or visit our testing page for information on how to get tested.