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  • The Waunakee Chamber Office continues to be closed to the public. Staff are working remotely from home during COVID-19. Office assistance is available on a limited basis by phone or appointment only. 
    We remain committed to the community and our members as they navigate re-opening of their businesses in a phased and safe approach. It is of the utmost importance to us to keep everyone healthy during the pandemic.  
    Please contact Ellen at ellen@waunakeechamber.com or call 608-212-1532.
    Thank you.
    Ellen K. Schaaf, Executive Director

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  • Advocacy Alert: PHASE TWO ORDER AMENDED

    In response to the recent spike in positive COVID-19 cases, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) announced an amended Forward Dane Phase Two order this morning. This new order takes effect at 8 a.m. tomorrow, July 2 and the restrictions will remain in place for at least a month.

    The changes include:

    • Mass gatherings, defined as a planned event with a large number of individuals in attendance, are now limited to 25 people outdoors, while the limit remains 10 people indoors. Indoor mass gathering limits now match those from Phase One, but the outdoor limits are below Phase One levels. Commercial facilities no longer have a unique gathering limit.
    • Restaurants, which were limited to seated service only by the previous order, are now once again limited to 25 percent capacity for indoor dining. Outdoor dining must be seated and is subject to physical distancing requirements and restaurant dining capacity.
    • Bars, which were also limited to seated service only by the previous order, are now limited to takeout only for indoor service. Outdoor service must be seated and is subject to physical distancing requirements and bar service capacity.
    • Group fitness classes are now subject to mass gathering limits, in addition to the previous physical distancing requirements. This means indoor classes may have no more than 10 participants and outdoor classes are limited to 25 people.

    Based on information gleaned from recent contact tracing interviews, Public Health will be stepping up enforcement for these targeted changes. Please review the order for more details on business requirements.

    To enhance safety, businesses are required to have hygiene, cleaning and protective measure policies and documented staff receipt or training in place before reopening and should incorporate general and sector-specific best practices, encourage remote work as much as possible, accommodate sick employees, assist contact tracers, and know what to do when an employee that tests positive. Customers should follow Public Health recommendations for shopping and visiting establishments.

    If you have questions about issues impacting your business, please continue to submit them through our Q&A portal here and our staff and team of regional partners will work to get you an answer. All responses are posted on our website here.


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    Dining Local: Info and Updates from our Restaurants           

             Click Here for a Handy Print Out of entire list  (7/1/2020)


    During COVID Outbreak, Keep our Local Restaurants Busy! List includes Village of Waunakee establishments, plus those who are outside the Village but members of the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce If we are missing anyone or updates are needed, please contact Diane Anderson at the Waunakee Chamber office - 849-5977 / diane@waunakeechamber.com 

    Rodeside Grill's new Catering Menu “Essential Employee Edition. This menu has a 20 person minimum and requires two days notice.

    St. Johns Drive-Thru Taproom (July 8, 2020) 3-6pm MENU-TBA and collecting donations for the Waunakee Food Pantry too!
    Credit/debit cards only. We ask that everyone stay in their cars and follow our staff's instructions to queue in the parking lot. We will hand you a menu (single use) and take payment through your window. Then, we will load the food and drinks into the trunk of your vehicle. Entrances to the parking lot will be off South St. and Short St. The exit will be out 3rd St.

     


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  • Welcome To Waunakee, WI!

    Waunakee: Top-Ranked Schools, Proximity to Madison Strengthen Community

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    Just five miles north of the state capital of Madison, WI, a fair and pleasant valley known as the 'only Waunakee in the world' exists with a superior quality of life enjoyed by residents and businesses.

    Waunakee was recently named the second Safest City in Wisconsin for 2018 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. For the full article and more information on the study, Click Here 

    The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce has been engaged in our fine community since 1979. Business and service groups unite together to make our community and the greater Dane County area a better place to live and work. We offer a unified voice for the business community on issues critical to their success and are a clearinghouse for plans affecting the future of Waunakee.

    The Chamber is a goal-setting organization dedicated to helping the Waunakee area reach its full potential in growth and prosperity!

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    Read about Waunakee's 'Return To Glory' 


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