Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to recent surge in cases among young people and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately. Executive Order #90 is available here. Emergency Order #1 is available here. Both orders are effective immediately and will expire after sixty days or with a subsequent…

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Gov. Tony Evers, with Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, today encouraged Wisconsinites who have lost their health insurance coverage at any point this year to visit HealthCare.gov to enroll in healthcare coverage that works for them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the COVID-19…

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Bayfield County has again partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to provide community testing for COVID-19. Testing will be available on Friday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bayfield County Garage, located in Washburn at 311 S 1st Avenue E. Symptomatic persons or close contacts of positive cases are preferred. Testing…

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The Wisconsin Towns Association is planning to hold a set of Environmental Workshops with the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. These tours will be outside, on the farm, and in the field with plenty of social distancing. Tours will offer an opportunity to view, learn about, and engage in a dialogue about water quality, manure…

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The Bayfield County Health Department has issued an order imposing a countywide restriction on public gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This order is in effect from Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. until Thursday, December 4, 2020, at 12:59 p.m. Violation of or failure to comply with this order is punishable by…

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Community Center Hours and Policy From Aug 12, 2020 until further notice Regular Hours: Open 24/7 Individuals must wear a mask unless seated and socially distanced (6’ or more). Main Room: up to 50 persons – this is possible with family groups seated together Learning Center: up to 15 persons Room Reservations: by appointment Rooms…

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Due to the election on August 11, the Town Board Meeting scheduled for that evening will be held in the Learning Center in the basement of the Community Center. The room’s small size means that seating will be very limited. Masks are required for those attending. The meeting will also be live streamed. More information…

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The Northwest Regional Planning Commission is holding its annual Cleansweep Program to collect household hazardous waste on Tuesday, August 11 in Iron River and Wednesday, August 12 in Ashland (click here for a full schedule of collection events). Household hazardous wastes are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or reactive materials that would pose a danger to people…

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From the U.S. Census Bureau: JULY 22, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau is sending reminder postcards this week to an estimated 34.3 million households. This will be the final mailing before census takers begin visiting nonresponding households across the nation in mid-August. Responding now minimizes the need for census takers to visit homes to…

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