Posted: March 27, 2020
This news release will have 5 parts listed below:
- Donations of N95 Masks requested
- Is that business essential or not. Citizens have questions.
- Crawford County Testing numbers
- Volunteers still needed
- Food Pantry availability in Crawford County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crawford County Emergency Management is accepting donations of certified N95 masks that are new and unused or even expired. Please contact Fire Chief Tad Beutin at the Prairie du Chien Fire Department at 608-326-4365 or his cell phone at 608-306-0361.
An N95 respirator is a protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. The edges of the respirator are designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth. Surgical N95 Respirators are commonly used in healthcare settings and are a subset of N95 Filtering Face piece Respirators (FFRs), often referred to as N95s. These masks are not to be confused with surgical masks which are loose fitting and create a physical barrier for the wearer from particulants in the immediate area. These masks are not able to be formed around the mouth and make a seal.
We have received calls regarding certain businesses throughout out community on why they are still open and if they truly essential. Anyone that may have questions regarding these issues may direct their questions to Robert Moses at 608-326-8555 extension 12. If you cannot reach Robert at that number please leave him a voicemail with you name, phone number, and which businesses you may have questions about and he will return your call. Robert will be handling calls regarding ALL businesses throughout Crawford County.
The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of commerce is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information on Chamber member’s change of hours, closings, and what they have to offer during this difficult time. If you are a Chamber member business, please provide any updates or changes to your listing by emailing the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to keep up with the ongoing changes. A listing of these businesses can be found are prairieduchien.org under the COVID-19 tab in the upper right of the page.
Crawford County Public Health Department reports the following:
As of 3/27/2020 @ 10 a.m. Crawford County, WI has ZERO confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There has been a total of 52 tests with 48 negative results and 4 pending results.
While confirmed cases help to represent the disease spread in a community, they do not account for all possible cases.
Community spread is now considered statewide in WI.
To see all WI confirmed case numbers go to: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm
The site updates daily at 2 p.m.
We recommend that residents practice social distancing, continue hand washing regularly and stop all non-essential travel.
Crawford County is still looking to compile a list of volunteers willing to assist in the COVID-19 response (SHOULD WE END UP NEEDING VOLUNTEERS)
We urge for people with prior healthcare training to join the list as well.
Volunteers could be asked to a wide variety of different tasks.
Please call 608-326-2718 to register. If no answer leave a message.
Couleecap, Inc. is offering expanded food pantry hours in Sparta and Prairie du Chien to assist people struggling with food insecurity during the corona virus emergency. Individuals and families impacted by unemployment or reduced hours, school or business closures, or other reasons for food scarcity are encouraged to visit a Couleecap food pantry Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The food pantries, located at 217 North Black River Street in Sparta and 200 E. Blackhawk Avenue in Prairie du Chien (rear entrance), will offer pre-packed bags of food than can be picked up without entering the building, reducing face-to-face contact to prevent the spread of germs. If a person or family needs food but cannot come to the pantry themselves, they may send a friend or family member on their behalf. Couleecap will offer accommodations for special dietary needs when possible and can schedule limited home delivery to those who are not able to send someone on their behalf.
For residents on the northern end of Crawford County, the Gays Mills Food Pantry, will be open The 1st Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The location of the Gays Mills Food Pantry is 120 Sunset Ridge, Suite 122 in Gays Mills, Wisconsin. There website can be found at http://www.gaysmills.org/foodpantry.html
Deputy Marc Myhre #28
Crawford County Sheriff’s Department
224 N Beaumont Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
608-642-3649- Cell (Primary Contact)
608-326-8414- Sheriff’s Department