Letter from AADC: Be Careful of people that contact you”out of the blue” to offer you grants or loans.
Ashland and Bayfield Counties have created an information page and you have an opportunity to have your business on a map they have included on the site. They have created a survey and asked that we send it to you. If you are interested in having your business and hours on the map, please fill out the survey.
Bayfield County Land Records Department has offered to team up on a project to help the public find information on businesses that are remaining open during this pandemic.
They have created a survey123 (like Survey Monkey) to inquire if businesses remain open, found here: (and linked below in Carmen’s email) https://arcg.is/1vv4e1
The data gets transferred to a public map, hosted here: https://coronavirus-response-bayfieldgis.hub.arcgis.com/
Please let us know if you have any questions.
GIS Coordinator & Land Information Officer | Ashland County GIS Department
201 Main Street West, Room 205B | Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
Office Phone: (715) 685-2002 | Email: email@example.com
Interactive web map: http://ashlandcowi.wgxtreme.com | https://co.ashland.wi.us/gis
Some people have asked, What can I do?
We are experiencing a highly fluid situation that changes hourly. This is a hard time for area families, community groups, and businesses. Small, independent businesses operate on tight margins. A few slow days is alarming but a few slow weeks (or temporary closures) can be devastating. It is up to us to pull together as a community to stay healthy and safe while also keeping our small businesses going. They are the backbone of our community – supporting nonprofits, employing locals, and keeping dollars in our own community.
If you are feeling powerless and want to help, here are some actions you can take now:
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Also, check in with small business owners and employees to see how they’re doing. Over 90% of our business are locally owned, so they are your friends and neighbors. A little love and a few words of encouragement can go a long way!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Available at No Cost
Ashland, WI – Memorial Medical Center is working closely with our community partners in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Several of our partners are offering free screenings online via e-visits or by calling their toll-free numbers if any of the following is true:
In order to protect our community and prevent spread, it is important that individuals who believe they may have been infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) use the following process to direct your care. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
Physicians and advanced practice providers will make the decision to test patients for influenza and COVID-19 in consultation with local health departments.
For those that have flu or cold-like symptoms, please stay home from work or school, and practice social distancing. If symptoms worsen, or you have any concerns, please call your primary care provider before visiting a doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency department.
In order to protect yourself, the CDC strongly encourages the following recommendations: