The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to be as flexible as possible to get food out to the people who need it during the COVID-19 National Emergency. On March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes billions of …
The Lodi and Poynette police departments are doing the best they can to continue and help protect and serve the public, as well as all of its officers, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is taking swift action to begin addressing complaints against Wisconsin businesses accused of price gouging.
For the protection of staff and patients, the pharmacy at the Madison VA is restricting window dispensing to hospital and Emergency Department discharges, and urgently needed prescriptions (same day needed).
At the direction of Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) today announced a two-week extension for overweight permits that allow truckers to supply grocery stores impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Job Centers across the state will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 25, to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to follow the Governor's Emergency Order 12, "Safer at Home." Services to the public will remain availabl…
The Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press and other Adams Publishing Group newspapers are reducing the hours of employees to compensate for lost advertising revenue resulting from business closures and event cancellations caused by the coronavirus crisis, a company official said.
In an effort to help families of school children, the Poynette School District and Lodi School District will be providing free bag meals to those who need them.
Columbia County Health and Human Services has reported five positive tests for the coronavirus as of March 23. Of the tests done, 122 have had negative results. The county has now been identified as having community spread, meaning people have been infected with the virus in an area, includi…
News outlets across Wisconsin are reporting Gov. Tony Evers’ intention to issue a “Safer-at-Home” order on Tuesday, similar to shelter-in-place orders already in effect in several other states.
In this time of social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and news changing minute to minute, many people are experiencing anxiety. Parents with children at home now that schools are closed also may wonder how best to use that time.
Per the Library Board’s decision on Monday night, the Poynette Library is closed to the public, but it is extending these curbside services available Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is encouraging people to go online for faster service delivery. DWD's Unemployment Insurance Division is experiencing heavy call volume and longer than normal wait times.
Gov. Tony Evers announced on March 20 that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Wisconsin’s request for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access low-interest federal disaster loans.
Gov. Tony Evers on March 22 directed the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to suspend administrative rules relating to hours of instruction, student teacher assessments, and general flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency. A copy of the order is here.
For the past 40 or so years, Penny Schmiedlin has devoted her time to helping others. From helping the blind to read to starting ministry programs, and now, with Reach Out Lodi, she’s always found ways to serve.
MADISON — Together with state health officials at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Gov. Tony Evers today confirmed two deaths in Wisconsin due to COVID-19. The first death was a male in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a male in his 90s from Ozaukee County.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Wisconsin, significant community needs are developing in response to individuals having to self-quarantine and practice social distancing and the closure of schools, businesses, and other community resources.
The Columbia County Health and Human Services Department has indicated it has two confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The following is a release from the department:
One of the practices being used to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) is social distancing. For many, that means working from home.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Evers has directed Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson to ensure continuation of essential services of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and protect the health and safety of citizens and employees.
Charter Communications announced recently that beginning March 16, the company will offer Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi services to new customers whose households include K-12 and college students free for 60 days.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is providing resources for the state’s consumers, farmers, and agricultural businesses as they navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. These resources can be found at https://www.datcp.wi.gov/ and include h…
Gov. Tony Evers today submitted a request to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance for small Wisconsin businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Gov. Evers request to S…
Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order makes exceptions for transportation, educational institutions, child care, hot…
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced updated guidance to school districts regarding the continuity of learning amid the spread of COVID-19 and the closure of public and private schools.
As the spread of Covid-19 puts businesses on alert, Wisconsin DMV reminds customers that the majority of people do not need to visit a DMV for vehicle services. Renewing license plates, changing address, titling a new vehicle, ordering a duplicate driver license or ID card and more can all b…
MADISON — Twenty-nine Wisconsin residents who were aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship that docked at the Port of Oakland in California last week were safely transported back to Wisconsin late Sunday night, where Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard were waiting to transpo…
The outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has led to a number of closings, cancellations and postponements in the Lodi/Poynette area.