Like all of you, we are constantly receiving updates by the hour from regional, state, and national entities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Our number one priority will always be those in our community and we will continue to bring notice to this situation as it continues to evolve.
It is apparent that there will be impacts to all businesses in the area due to the lack of travel and tourism traffic. We encourage businesses to stay vigilant and be open to changing their hours, or even ways of doing business with those in your community in an attempt to counteract what is coming in the next weeks.
We continue to be a catalyst among civic and community organizations and hope to be a pillar in communicating to our stakeholders during this difficult time. The chamber office will be closed to walk-in traffic until further notice. We can still be reached by phone (715) 635-2168 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for the time being.
The Chamber will always be a reliable source of information for you, our community, but we will try to make updates as it seems appropriate to do so. Here is what we have from local, state and national officials thus far:
Effective 3/17: Gatherings of 10 or more people have been banned statewide
Effective 3/17: Restaurants must do carry out or curbside pickup only statewide
Effective 3/18: The Chamber Office and Washburn County Tourism building is closed to the public
Effective 3/24: Governor Ever’s issued a “Safer at Home” order in effect until 4/24 - more info
Effective 5/15: Stay at Home Order Lifted
We will continue to update our community on issues that directly affect all of us. There is no doubt that there are some confusing times ahead. We would like to extend our full gratitude to the individuals and organizations who have taken the necessary precautions for the health and safety of Spooner residents and beyond.
Essential Businesses List - WEDC