Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions

Visitor Guidelines & How You Can Help

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Protocol

COVID-19 Update: Enhanced Guidelines, Effective March 26, 2020

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Effective March 26, 2020, enhanced guidelines have been implemented at RMHC-Madison. These guidelines are part of RMHC-Madison’s ongoing efforts to protect our guest families, volunteers, and staff and the community in which we serve as we navigate the COVID-19 situation.


    • NOT allowed at RMHC-Madison:
      • New families will NOT be accepted into the Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room program beginning Wednesday, March 18 for no less than 21 days.
      • Current guest families will be moved to a partner hotel on Friday, March 27.
      • Families will NOT be able to utilize the House in a day-use capacity.
      • RMHC-Madison will NOT make new referrals to RMHC-Madison partner hotels.
      • Suspended: The Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family room are temporarily closed to guests at this time.
      • Suspended: Dinner program and Augie’s Lunches with Love program
      • Limited: RMHC-Madison will provide lunches (upon request) to guest families staying at the partner hotel.
      • Suspended: Volunteer groups (including dinner groups), group meetings, gatherings, and tours.
    • STAFF
      • Limited: Non-essential staff will work remotely. A core team will staff the House Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.
      • Suspended: ALL volunteer activity is suspended until further notice at the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room.
      • Continuing: Deliveries and maintenance. They will be screened before entering the building.

For more information on how to prevent illness, please see the CDC guidelines.

Emergency Preparedness Team

Lead: Kevin Huddleston, Executive Director, 608-232-4677

Communication: Shauna Thayer, Marketing & Communication Director, 608-230-5995

House Volunteers: Tara Hensley, House Director, 608-232-4671

House Families: Dan Herzig, Guest Services Manager, 608-232-4660

Family Room Families & Volunteers: Teresa Van Den Wildenberg, 608-229-8323

Development: Deborah Still, Director of Development, RMHC-Madison, 608-576-3120