Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resource Page

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*Note: the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on March 31, 2021 ended the statewide mask mandate. Dane County's local mask mandate is still in effect.

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Community Resources

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Housing Assistance Update:

Dane CORE Program: The Dane CORE Program is a partnership between the City of Madison, Dane County, and the Tenant Resource Center to provide approximately $15 million in federal funds for emergency rental assistance for those impacted by COVID-19. The program provides rental assistance for those who are behind on rent, reside in Dane County, are at or below 50% of area median income, and have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19. Apply here.

Transit Assistance to Sun Prairie Food Pantry

Community members who might need transportation to the food pantry. We have set up with Sun Prairie Taxi to provide rides for clients to the food pantry. Clients only need to call Sun Prairie Taxi at 608-837-5550 to request a ride to the pantry. Once they arrive at the pantry they can request a voucher to pay for the taxi.

If clients wish to use this service to go to Sunshine Supper, please have them contact Ann at 608-825-3875 or to make arrangements in advance for vouchers to be available.

Sun Prairie Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Information

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Applications and general program information now available at

How Sun Prairie is Responding to COVID-19

Governor Evers declared a public health emergency related to the coronavirus in Wisconsin.  As you probably know, the circumstances related to the coronavirus is rapidly evolving and subject to change not only daily, but hourly. Here will be a static resource center for the City of Sun Prairie’s strategy for limiting the impact of COVID-19.

How to Limit the Spread:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Keep at least 6 feet away from people that are not part of household. 
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Keep children home from school if they are sick. Children should be free from fever without use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surface.
  • Rethink social norms: avoid handshakes, meet virtually if possible and leave 6 feet of space between people.
  • Actively encourage employees who are sick to stay home.
  • Postpone or cancel nonessential travel to areas with hot spots, both internationally and domestically.

How to Stay Civically Engaged:

How the City is Responding:

  • Most City buildings and facilities are closed but check out the Stay Safe Sun Prairie page for the latest Department Info.
  • City employees who are able will be telecommuting to limit the spread of disease amongst each other and the public.
  • Staff are increasing the frequency of cleaning of common areas, door handles, etc. in all city buildings to make the buildings as safe as possible for employees and the public.
  • City officials are working closely with Public Health of Madison and Dane County and will follow the guidance of the State and Public Health Departments for gatherings and events. We will keep the public informed of any cancellations on social media and our website.
  • We’re augmenting the regular cleaning schedule to clean frequently throughout the day with a heavier emphasis on sanitizing and disinfecting of city buildings

This is a rapidly changing and evolving situation. We are closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 and continue to follow guidance from Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you are concerned about your risk of getting COVID-19 please contact the UW Madison COVID-19 Informational hotline at (608) 720-5300.