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Dane Co. Announces Plans to Vaccinate Public Workers, WIAA Chimes In on Coronavirus Transfers

Dane Co. Announces Plans to Vaccinate Public Workers, WIAA Chimes In on Coronavirus Transfers

Public workers in Madison and Dane County have to get their coronavirus shots.

Both the city and county yesterday announced plans to require the vaccine. County Executive Joe Parisi said people have two choices, get vaccinated or get the coronavirus. Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway yesterday said anyone who doesn’t get the shot will be tested each week. Everyone who works or visits a city or county building in Madison will be required to wear a face mask. The mayor says about 90-percent of city workers are already vaccinated.

 The WIAA is not going to allow carve-outs for students transferring because of the coronavirus.

The group that runs high school sports is set to meet next week to formalize its policy, but WIAA Deputy Director Wade Labecki said they are not going to allow students to switch schools because of coronavirus shutdowns. Students who transfer will miss at least one season. Labecki says only about two-dozen students transferred because of the virus last year. Labecki says the transfer rules are what they are to make sure other students don’t lose their spot on a team because of a last minute switch.

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