Health Care

City continues expansion of COVID-19 testing

As the demand for COVID-19 testing continues to rise, the city of Madison and Public Health Madison & Dane County remind residents of the various options available for testing.

Got your vaccine? Prove it

More companies are now requiring proof of vaccination from their customers. If you want to require proof of vaccination from your customers, what should you know?

Health officials extend, update county mask mandate

The new order extends the current order requiring everyone age 2 and older to wear a face-covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s household or living unit, could be present.

Health care coalitions merge

The Alliance and the Northcentral Employers Healthcare Alliance (NEHA) have announced that their members will unite under the umbrella of The Alliance.

Lessons from the Great Recession about COVID economic recovery

The long-term economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will take years to ascertain fully. To overcome the economic challenges created by the pandemic and its fallout, it’s important to have a good initial understanding of the state of U.S. business creation and longevity prior to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Local health IT companies gain funding

Wellbe, maker of digital health care tools for patients and providers, has received more than $2 million in investment commitments by HealthX Ventures with co-investment by WISC Partners.

Agrace mandates COVID vaccines

Agrace, one of Dane County’s largest employers, announced it will require each of its more than 1,600 employees and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect the vulnerable patients in its care.

Pressure mounts for employers to mandate COVID vaccine

Employers have tried pleading, cajoling, and a myriad of incentives, but so far even the devasting effects of the Delta variant haven’t compelled the most stubborn COVID-19 vaccine procrastinators from taking the pandemic poke. But now, a cascading confluence of developments, including the increased hospitalizations cause by the variant, are forcing the hand of employers who have been reluctant to mandate the vaccine for their workers.

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