COVID 2020 Updates

March 17, 2020

Madison’s Central BID staff and ambassadors have adjusted our workplace routine to address public health concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Our BID office, shared with our friends at Downtown Madison, Inc. (DMI), will be closed to the public through April 10. We have adopted a policy that allows administrative team members to work remotely.

Our Ambassador program will cease in-person contact and the visitor center, located at 452 State Street, will be closed effective immediately and until further notice. Ambassadors will be paid for their scheduled shifts during this time period. Public information, maps and directories are always up to date on this website.

Stay up to date on current business specials including availability of take-out, delivery, curbside services, gift certificates, and virtual experiences. Click here for a list.

And don't forget to follow along on our Facebook page!

Our team is passionate about supporting our downtown property and business owners during this uncertain time. We are here to help. Please stay in touch.

We love this city and Downtown Madison is the heart of it all.

Please stay safe and follow all public health instructions. Your best resource is here: https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus

The city of Madison has a great set of resources here for small businesses.

Additionally the Chamber of Commerce has set up this portal to answer business questions and concerns. Use the #ASK4BIZ

We’re in this together.

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