Dane County supervisors call on public health officials to shed light on controversial plan to reopen Epic

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WMTV) – A Dane County supervisor is calling on Madison & Dane County Public Health to bring transparency to the controversial plan to reopen Epic Systems in person for its employees.

Teran Peterson, Dane County Supervisor for District 19, posted a statement on Facebook on Friday asking the PHMDC to answer the following questions:

1. Without sharing personally identifiable information, how many Epic employees

contacted the PHMDC to express concerns about Epic’s plan to bring staff back to campus?

2. Can you summarize the communications between PHMDC and Epic in response to these employee complaints?

3. Did the PHMDC participate in the development of Epic’s plans to get employees back to campus?

4. What has changed in Epic’s situation since they started remote work this spring, so that they are no longer able to “facilitate remote work and other measures that limit the number of people present in an office ”, as indicated in OE # 8, section 4. F?

5. How will this affect Dane County’s ability to flatten the curve?

Peterson’s statement comes as the healthcare software company announced it will require its 9,000-plus employees to return to work in person by September 1.

The statement was also signed by 14 other supervisors in Dane County.

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