COVID-19 Community Information/Resources
LANGLADE COUNTY CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Langlade County continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 (also known as the novel coronavirus).
The Langlade County Board of Health has issued a COVID-19 proclamation. Click here to read the February 4, 2021 proclamation.
COVID Vaccine Update
There is a lot of demand in our communities for the COVID-19 vaccine. With the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ announcement that the state is expanding vaccine eligibility to include adults 65+ on January 25, Aspirus and our local health departments have received a lot of inquiries. Click here to read the press release on additional approved vaccine providers.
Aspirus.org/covid19 is currently the best place to view the latest information on eligibility phases and an online option to request a callback for an appointment when one is eligible.
Langlade County Health Department is excited to share this update from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25, 2021. Click here to read the Langlade County Health Department full press release.
For information on the Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Northcentral Wisconsin at the Northcentral Technical College – Wausau Campus, click here.
Langlade County Health Department is asking eligible individuals who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and who have not already contacted a vaccine provider to complete this https://forms.gle/tpHjKbUDGWkjEjA2A (Must open link in Google Chrome) to assist in planning and assuring access to the vaccine. Vaccine availability will continue to drive this expanded rollout.
To read the Langlade County Health Department press release on the immediate pause on all use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, click here.
Click here to read the Langlade County Health Department’s FAQ vaccination rollout press release for Tier 1a, 1b, and 1c.
The Langlade County Health Department is reaching out to organizations that have frontline healthcare personnel who are not affiliated with a healthcare system, hospital, or long-term care facility. Langlade County Health Department is asking that any Langlade County organizations or individuals who provide direct care that meet the Tier 1a definition and are interested in the vaccine, but who are not yet matched with a vaccinator call the Langlade County Health Department at 715-627-6250. To read the full press release, click here.
For updated information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-get.htm
If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, click here to view what you can do once you have been fully vaccinated.
The health and safety of the residents and visitors of Langlade County are 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.
Langlade County COVID-19 Public Notifications – resource for the public to understand the risk for all known places within Langlade County, in which exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred.
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.
Aspirus Community Resources– this community resource page connects community members to local organizations to find information on food, housing, goods, transit, health, money, care, education, work, and legal.
Moving Forward: Deciding Who, When, & How – Now that things are opening back up, it may be time to decide how or when to return to these places or who to start engaging with in-person. This guide will walk you through the decision-making process. It will help you weigh out your own risks and benefits of interacting with others in public spaces or in your homes again.
Events, Attractions, & Business Updates
Community Calendar 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
Elcho Food Pantry
White Lake Food Pantry – open first and second Tuesday from 9 am-11 am at 638 Bissell Street, White Lake, WI 54491. Contact Joe or Barb Grennell at 715-882-2781 for more information.
Phlox Area Food Pantry – open Thursdays from 9-11 am & 5-7 pm at the Mattoon Community Hall. Contact Wade Reimer at 715-216-0026 or Jim Maier at 715-326-0672 for more information.
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
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 business Facebook Group
Click here for a directory of phone numbers and websites of our Langlade County businesses.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is excited to launch two new tools to help connect essential workforce families to local, safe child care. Healthcare workers and essential employees are now able to submit a request for care through the department’s updated Child Care Finder or proactively view up-to-date availability across the state using the department’s new child care map.
Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19
I am self-employed, can I receive unemployment benefits?
Am I eligible for any public health insurance or food assistance?
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
Effective September 4, 2020 through March 31, 2021, there is a federal moratorium on residential evictions due to failure to pay rent because of the impacts COVID-19 for tenants that meet certain criteria. You can view a copy of the order here.. Find out if you qualify by clicking here.
Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program
W.R.A.P – Contact Information – Langlade County residence contact NEWCAP, Inc. by calling 1-800-242-7334
Internet Resources for Langlade County & Wisconsin Residents during Public Health Emergency
Cirrinity has partnered with the Unified School District of Antigo to provide free public internet access during the Safer at Home order at the below locations. Keep checking back as additional locations may be added.
Cirrinity’s parking lot, 2628 US Hwy 45 in Antigo
Langlade County Fairgrounds
Pleasant View Elementary
Spring Valley Elementary
Kuhr’s Kountry Store in Phlox
Northcentral Technical College – Antigo Campus has extended Wi-Fi capabilities to the parking lots. Users can pull in and connect to the NTCGuest wireless.
Antigo Public Library has parking lot wifi access. The Antigo Public Libary is located at 617 Clermont St, Antigo, WI 54409.
Astrea (Packerland Broadband) has set up a free wifi zone in Elcho. It is being broadcast from their facility located behind the Elcho Service Center. The signal is strong in the Builders Service parking lot. Please park to the north of Builders Service’s parking area as to not impact the store’s traffic. The signal ID is AstreaWiFi with a password of Elcho123.
The Elcho Public Library has parking lot wifi access. The Elcho Public Library is located in the Elcho High School on Highway 45 North in Elcho, WI.
Post Lake Improvement Association is providing FREE WiFi to Elcho School District students through the end of the Spring 2021 semester. Registration is required as there is limited space to accommodate social distancing. For more information or to register, please contact Carole Ziemendorf, at Carolez1954@gmail.com or 715-437-0126.
White Lake Area
The White Lake Library has parking lot wifi access. The White Lake Library is located at 615 School St, White Lake, WI 54491.
The White Lake School District has disabled the password, so people can access the wifi by choosing “WLS Public” from the parking lot.
Home Internet Access Options
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 Wisconsinor call 608-267-3595, Monday through Friday from 7:45 am – 4:30 pm for the Public Service Commission internet and phone helpline for Wisconsin consumers.
Recreate Locally – With the warm weather here, Langlade County recognizes the physical & mental health value of outdoor recreation and encourages residents to utilize our resources responsibly. However, with COVID-19 still present, we must follow social distancing requirements and recreate responsibly and locally. Traveling to seasonal homes and other areas for recreation is strongly discouraged. Click here for some tips to help recreate locally and follow public health guidelines.
Langlade County Forestry & Recreation Public Service Announcement– Veterans Memorial Park/Jack Lake Campground is gradually opening. Click here to see what is open and closed.
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.
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.
To register to vote and request an absentee ballot, click here. Please contact your local municipal clerk with questions.
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.
AARP’s Home Alone Alliance– family caregiving how-to video series and resource guides for family caregivers are on specific medical/nursing tasks – including preparing special diets, managing incontinence, wound care, mobility, and managing medications. The videos and resource guides are free of charge.
Alzheimer Support– a free service that helps families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. By using our free search tool and nationwide database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families who are in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities that are properly equipped to provide care for their loved ones.
SilverSneakers is being offered through Facebook Live. You do not need a Facebook account.
Up North Fitness Older Adult Workout
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.