Letter from AADC: Be Careful of people that contact you”out of the blue” to offer you grants or loans.
Business News Update May 22, 2020
It’s been an interesting week. So many businesses have opened back up and we are seeing more and more traffic on the highway. Construction projects are underway around the two counties and as we head into our holiday weekend let’s take a moment and remember why we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today. Thank you to all of you who have served, or are serving our country. You are all heroes and we owe you our deepest gratitude. See the bottom of this brief for the Memorial Day programs.
This is great news from Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Medical Center announces that most hospital services are now resuming.
Memorial Medical Center is pleased to announce that most services at the hospital will now resume. These services include Rehabilitation Services, Laboratory Services, Cardiac Rehab Phase II, Radiology, Cardiopulmonary, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Specialty Services, and Dietitian Services.
To safely provide these services, Memorial Medical Center will ensure the following:
Elective surgeries, including outpatient and inpatient procedures, will begin on May 26. We still encourage telehealth visits where they are available. Memorial Medical Center will continue to limit students, support groups, and classes including childbirth and lactation consults.
Information from Dr. John Raymond, President & CEO, Wisconsin School of Medicine – on Today’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Webinar – Dr. Raymond was very pleased with the following trends!
COVID-19 TRENDS (MAY 21, 2020)
Doubling times: Wisconsin = 17.7 days
Daily growth rates (last 7 days): Wisconsin = 3%
Positive tests of 8,938: Wisconsin = 472 (5%)
Testing capacity: Increased to 14,140 in Wisconsin
Wisconsin hospitalizations: 398 inpatients, 126 in ICU, 383 available ICU beds
ICU and ventilator capacity: Stable/Adequate in Wisconsin
PPE trends: Stable in Wisconsin(shortage on gowns)
Reproductive Number: Wisconsin = 1.1
Memorial Day 2020 is upon us.
The members of the United Chequamegon Veterans take great pride in our annual Memorial Day program at the Band shell. Every year we are grateful and appreciative of the large attendance at our program as well as the numbers that attend our somber remembrances at area cemeteries. Unfortunately, this year we have made the decision to not hold the large public program at the Band shell due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In our role as duly elected Post commanders of our respective posts, we felt we had an obligation to err on the side of caution for both the public and our members. With that being said, we are still going to fulfill our obligation to our departed comrades on this Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a sacred day for our area military veterans as we remember our fallen comrades. It is our solemn duty to honor their memories. In the words of Wisconsin Veteran and former VFW National Commander Thomas Tradewell, “Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance.” We live in a nation worth sacrificing for and generation after generation of American citizens have answered that call. Many of them have given that last full measure of devotion to their country. The bodies of our comrades are scattered around the world, many in marked graves in the United States or in foreign lands in which they fought. Many still this day lie in unmarked graves in unknown locations around the world waiting to be identified and returned home. They deserve to be remembered and Memorial Day is set aside to remember them. In lieu of our traditional program, we will be doing a Live streamed program from Mt Hope Cemetery on Monday morning at 9:00am. The Livestream can be viewed at the Facebook pages of either VFW Post 690 or Sons of American Legion Squadron 90. We will follow the Mt Hope program with visits to the following area cemeteries where we will render appropriate honors: St. Agnes 9:40am; B’Nai Israel: 10am; Town of Eileen Highland Memorial: 10:20am; Moquah area cemeteries: 11am.
The signs are here!! They are small signs you can put in your windows that tell your customers you are following the guidelines from the CDC, and Ashland County Health Department. Here is a link to the signs Employee Action and/or Open & Ready Please email me if you would like one.
Places that have COVID Supplies available.
Below is an update on what these businesses are doing.
As a business please continue to email information regarding your business to firstname.lastname@example.org as we will continue to update the website and Facebook pages.
For a complete list of what businesses are open and how they are doing business go to https://www.visitashland.com/events/latest-news-and-updates/______________________________________
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: