Morning update: Thursday, Sept. 16

Schools in session, so is COVID

Good morning, Madison!

For anyone keeping track, it's Thursday.

If there are still people in your circles who need to get a COVID-19 vaccine, this Saturday would be the perfect day to do it. Why? It's International Red Panda Day and Henry Vilas Zoo is hosting a vaccine clinic. Anyone who gets vaccinated at the event will be able to go to the zoo’s Education Pavilion "where workers will have animal ambassadors out to see and interact with" and will be entered in a drawing to win a behind the scenes tour of the Zoo.

Like people, many of the animals at the zoo are susceptible to COVID-19. Getting vaccinated helps protect yourself, and perhaps more importantly, the vulnerable people and animals around you.

Now to the news.

— Hayley

🦠 MMSD is grappling with a spike in COVID-19 cases and quarantining students.

🇦🇫 An update on Fort McCoy and the status of refugee resettlement in Wisconsin.

🏀 The Bucks just made history with their latest hire.

❌ He's not running.

🎥 Wanna see a movie?

  • Madison's Market Square Cinema announced it will re-open this Friday after shutting down for pandemic reasons in March 2020.
  • Screening on Friday: The Green Knight, Pig, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, Boss Baby - Family Business, and The Suicide Squad.

🎭 The Children’s Theater of Madison is reopening this week.

🍸 A new craft cocktail bar is headed to South Park Street.

🎧 Your lunchtime read: Audio engineer Justin Perkins returns to Madison

🦠 Covid-19 Resources

Wisconsin Vaccination Rate: 52.6%

Dane County Vaccination Rate: 70.2%

Here's where to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

Need a COVID-19 test? PHMDC has you covered.

Are you eligible for a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna? Find out here.