COVID-19 Resources

LANGLADE COUNTY CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

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.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Langlade County Unified Command Team meets daily and more as needed to review the COVID-19 situation.

Safe At Home

Safer At Home 101

Safer at Home Press Release

Safer At Home Order #12

Langlade County Health Department

Aspirus Langlade Hospital

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.

Click here to register to Everbridge or to update your Everbridge categories.


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
Nicolet College
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.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Shutting Down Restrooms at Recreation Sites News Release


Local Business Information
Food Establishments

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

Local Businesses

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.


Unemployment

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.

Apply for Unemployment

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

Employee Labor Information: 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights:

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

Essential Business Information

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

Wisconsin Small Business Development Centers

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

Small Business 20/20 Information

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).

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans

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

Business Discovery Recovery Microloan Program

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 US Small Business Loans

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.

WWBIC Fast Tract Loans

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!

Farming

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.

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Tourism

Department of Tourism industry social media will be updated frequently. You can find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Volunteers

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.

Senior Information

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin – offering daily webinars from 1:00 – 1:30 pm for caregivers & providers.
AARP Community Connection – online platform allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones.

Additional Resources


Learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including; how it spreads, the symptomsprevention & treatment, as well as frequently asked questions. Before deciding to travel, review the current CDC recommendations for travel.


Please share this information and continue to share any links with resource information for our community, and citizens by e-mailing Keri Beck and Angie Close, so the information can be added to this page.
Angie Close:  aclose@co.langlade.wi.us
Keri Beck:  kbeck@co.langlade.wi.us