COVID-19 Updates

COVID updates 03/03/2021

Webinar Series: PPP Updates for Your Small Business

The Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access.

If you are a small business owner with 20 employees or less, or are self-employed; there is new information for you.

Please join us for a series of webinars hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Public Private Strategies Institute, & other stakeholders to hear about:

  • What steps you can take now to take advantage of this special opportunity, which closes at 4:00 P.M. CST, Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
  • Additional changes and recent policy announcements made by Biden-Harris Administration
  • Have your questions answered by SBA Leadership

Training Schedule-Register Today!

Mar. 3, 11:30 a.m., Women Business Owners, Click here to register

Mar. 4, 2:00 p.m., Asian-American + Pacific Islander, Native American + Tribal Small Business Owners;  Click here to register.

Mar. 5, 12:00 p.m. Black + African-American Small Business Owners, Click here to register.

Mar. 5, 2:00 p.m. Hispanic Small Business Owners, Click here to register.

Mar. 6, 1:00 p.m. Veterans, Self-Employed Business Owners, Click here to register

Mar. 8, 2:00 p.m.  LGTBQ Business Owners, Youth Entrepreneurs, Restaurant Owners, Click here to register.


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As per Memorial Medical Center:

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:

  • You begin to experience respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.
  • You have had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or who is under investigation for COVID-19, or is ill with respiratory illness.
  • You have traveled internationally or been to an affected area in the United States where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring.

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.

  • Essentia Health is providing free screenings to anyone experiencing symptoms by calling their toll-free phone number at 1-833-494-0836 or through an e-visit on their heath portal, MyHealth. The e-visits provide 24/7 access to connect to an Essentia Health Care Team without requiring you to leave home. E-visits can be found at
  • St. Luke’s Chequamegon Clinic is also offering two, free E-Care visits per user. You can also call their toll-free phone number at 1-218-249-4200 to complete a COVID-19 screening. E-Care is open 7:00am – 8:00pm and can be found at, and the toll-free line is open 24/7.
  • NorthLakes Community Clinic can be reached at (715) 685-2200.
  • Main Street Clinic can be reached at (715) 682-5601.

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:

  • Wash your hands often, and for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Get the flu shot
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people
  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily


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