GMCC: Imminent end of local public health orders an extraordinary step forward for Dane County businesses, individuals

Contact: Erik Greenfield, Communications Manager, 608-443-1952 (office), 608-669-7884 (cell)

MADISON – Today, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) announced the end of all public health orders, including mask requirements and gathering and capacity limits, effective June 2. In response, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce President Zach Brandon released the following statement:

“This decision is an extraordinary step in the right direction and further evidence that vaccines are safe and effective against COVID-19. We appreciate Public Health following the science and the data and continuing to align these decisions with CDC guidance while also giving businesses time to prepare for full reopening.

“This is especially encouraging news for Dane County businesses, who have been doing their part through improved health and safety protocols, workspace upgrades and encouraging their employees to get vaccinated. Their efforts are a significant reason why Dane County is seeing its lowest case counts in months and becoming a state and national leader in vaccination rate.

“For businesses, employees and others who have worked so hard to protect themselves and others and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, today is a major milestone on the way to our ‘next normal.’”

About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with more than 1,200 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 10,000 employees – working to bring the Greater Madison area to its full potential. The Greater Madison region is a leader in innovation. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, our members vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. More information can be found at