Langlade County continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 (also known as the novel coronavirus). The World Health Organization declared the spread of the virus a Pandemic and as of March 12, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in the State of Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers directed DHS Secretary Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #12, “Safer at Home,” to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order is effective at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and remains in effect until 8:00 am Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.
The health and safety of the residents and visitors of Langlade County is the highest priority. Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits and to follow guidelines issued by official sources of public health information. To ensure that all visitors and residents remain safe we have compiled resources to keep everyone informed.
Langlade County Unified Command Team meets daily and more as needed to review the COVID-19 situation.
Safe At Home
Langlade County Emergency Management Notifications
If you would like to potentially receive “as necessary” updates regarding COVID-19 in Langlade County, you can now text “ALCCOVID19” to 888-777 and subscribe to text alerts.
However, if you’d like to receive alerts longer than a text message, we recommend subscribing to Health Information & Health News through Everbridge.
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Events, Attractions, Business, & Visitor Updates
Locally, numerous changes to events and businesses are occurring as precautionary measures to restrict the spread.
We are working to update cancellations on the Community Calendar as soon as we are made aware of cancellations or postponements. Please don’t hesitate to email us with the detailsif you have a cancellation or update to your programming, and we will post the information on the Community Calendar for you.
We highly recommend contacting our local businesses, clubs, and organizations due to rapidly changing information.
Antigo Food Pantry
Unified School District of Antigo
Peace Lutheran School
All Saints Catholic School
Elcho School District
White Lake School District
Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County
Northcentral Technical College – Antigo Campus
Antigo Public Library
Langlade County Public Transit
Langlade County Business Directory
Langlade County Seasonal & Secondary Homeowner Travel Advisory – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus in the United States and in Wisconsin, Langlade County Unified Command Team (UCT) has issued a Travel Advisory Recommendation. Click here to download the Travel Advisory.
Click here for phone numbers and websites of Langlade County dining establishments. Please keep supporting the local food establishments as they are offering carryout, delivery, or curbside pick up.
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association : COVID-19 Tool Kit For Restaurant Owners
The Antigo/Langlade County Businesses created a facebook group to share valuable information about their business, promote services or products they offer, special promotions, and other helpful information for Antigo/Langlade County Community.
Click here for directory of phone numbers and websites of our Langlade County businesses.
The frequently asked questions below highlight some common financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The answer to each question has links to government websites and the types of assistance that might be available. We will be adding additional information as new policies and resources are put into place.
Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19
Can I get unemployment benefits?
Am I eligible for any public health insurance or food assistance?
What if I can’t make my tax payment?
What can my small business do when our sales have dropped or stopped?
What if I can’t make my federal student loan payment?
What if I can’t make my mortgage payment or my car loan?
Should I take money out of my retirement savings to pay for my living expenses now?
Are there other services that can help me keep up with bills?
Can a store raise the price on an item when it’s in short supply?
Where can I find more information on the virus?
Additional resources related to COVID-19
Governor Evers has waived the requirement that Unemployment Insurance claimants conduct at least four weekly work searches. The order will also ensure that UI claimants “who are otherwise eligible but out of work due to COVID-19 are considered available for work and therefore eligible for benefits.” The order will stay in place throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
Small Business Resources
If you are unsure about whether a particular businesses is considered essential under the order, please CLICK HERE to contact the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). If a business is not included on the essential list, they can apply to WEDC to request an essential business designation.
Unemployment Assistance for EMPLOYERS
If you have questions regarding unemployment benefits for your employees please call: 414-438-7705 Monday-Friday 7:30 -3:30 am
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Network has created this page to anchor important resources and information amid quickly changing conditions and unprecedented measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small Business Financial Assistance
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announces the creation of a program to provide grants to targeted businesses throughout the state. WEDC will provide $5 million in funding for the program, which will be known as Small Business 20/20. SB 20/20 will provide grants of up to $20,000 to targeted businesses with no more than 20 employees to cover rent and to meet payroll expenses, including paid leave (including sick, family and other leave related to COVID-19). The grants will be deployed by partnering with the state’s 23 community development financial institutions (CDFIs).
The SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million per business in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
If you needs assistance in applying for this loan, please fill out this contact for and the SBDC will be ready to assit: https://wisconsinsbdc.org/services/covid-19/disasterloans/disaster-loan-inquiry/.
North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission announces Recovery Microloan Program for Langlade County and Surrounding Region
North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) is the regional administrator of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s BDRM program. The purpose of the Business Disaster Recovery Microloan (BDRM) program is to provide short-term assistance to businesses affected by the disaster event.
Kiva is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to expand access to capital for small businesses. Kiva is offering 0% interest loans of up to $15,000 with grace periods of 1-6 months.
The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is open for business virtually to all! For current and new small business clients, they are offering fast track loans up to $25,000!
The COVID-19 is affecting farmers. Here is information on the preparing for and possible impacts of COVID-19 on farming for UW-Extension.
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection information for farmers.
Internet Resources for Wisconsin Residents during Public Health Emergency
Several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are offering free or low-cost internet access options in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. These services are offered in the areas each ISP serves or as otherwise described.
www.volunteerwisconsin.org.: To connect potential volunteers and organizations addressing these pressing concerns, the United Way of Wisconsin, Serve Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association created the COVID-19 Response Initiative on the Volunteer Wisconsin website. The Volunteer Wisconsin website will provide a centralized location for organizations throughout the state to post information on projects addressing these needs and for people interested in helping others search for COVID-19 response projects in their local communities.
Physical & Mental Health Resources & Tips
Learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including; how it spreads, the symptoms, prevention & treatment, as well as frequently asked questions. Before deciding to travel, review the current CDC recommendations for travel.