City provides more information on COVID-19 vaccine incentive program

Madison City Commissioners on Monday held more discussion on how the city’s COVID-19 vaccine incentive program will work.  Commissioners last week approved spending up to 50-thousand dollars on the program from money the city is receiving through the American Rescue Plan Act.  

Commissioner Adam Shaw said the program will be open to anyone in the county who has been fully vaccinated as a way to encourage vaccinations.  He explained to commissioners Monday how the program will work.

Shaw said that registration for the program will start around September 20th and will be able to be done either online or in-person at the City Finance Office.  The weekday drawings for the one-thousand dollars in Madison Chamber Mad Money will start on Monday, September 27th.

Residents can only register for the program once and their information and vaccination status will be verified only if their name is drawn as a daily winner.

Daily winners will be drawn Monday through Friday for five weeks, for a total of 25-thousand dollars.  Shaw said that city officials will monitor the vaccination rate on the state Department of Health website to see if the program will continue after that point.

Shaw said that Dakota State University will help with the marketing for the program.