COVID-19 UPDATES

March 19,2020

Given the evolving nature of news regarding the COVID-19 virus, we urge anyone making travel plans to first be aware of current information from their local and national health authorities. We will continue to update this page with any event cancellations/information, or business updates. Chamber staff will continue to answer phone calls and respond to emails. Please call 715-747-2801 or email [email protected] with questions or concerns. While many people love the beauty and character our state has to offer, we ask that you do not travel to your seasonal homes or rental cabins for the safety and well-being of our rural counties and tribal communities. Many of these regions are home to vulnerable populations, including the elderly, so please stay home and keep yourself and others safe.

Thank you,
Sharon Zanto
Executive Director
Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce

Ferry Schedule and Updates

Please visit the Madeline Island Ferry website for the latest updates. https://madferry.com/covid-19-information

Event Updates

Madeline Island Marathon and Half Marathon COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Statement
March 23, 2020
The 2020 Madeline Island Marathon and Half Marathon are cancelled. For the past 9 days, we have held the sincere hope that by May 16, things would be returning to normal and the race go on as planned. We are runners and it breaks our hearts, but the decision is now out of our hands.
We know many of you are hurting like we are, not just emotionally, but financially, and while we have a “No Refund” policy, we want to do the best we can to help. We are in a different position than many of our fellow running events. Like all races, we have upfront costs, but some of our major expenditures haven’t been made yet which will allow us to bend our policy and present options. We are finalizing those options and will be sending another communication in the next couple of days. The running and event world have been turned upside down, but we will be back in 2021 and we hope you will too.
Please be safe and healthy,
Brian, Alyssa, and Grace

Madeline Island Business/Town Updates

03/27/20

Lori’s Store- Will be open Monday-Friday 10am-2:00 pm. Only one person allowed in store at a time.

Deena’s Pottery Studio and Gallery- They have all your soap needs covered! Both bar and liquid soap, many scents. Shipping available. 4 bars for $22, approx. 8oz foaming Castile soap $15. Both lather great and add a lovely scent to any room. Also, they disinfect! www.etsy.com/Shop/DeenasPotteryAndMore 715-209-8204, also on Facebook.

Madeline Island Vacations office is closed until further notice.  We will be answering all phone calls and emails from our home offices.  We have created a COVID-19 Update page on our website, to provide information, please click on the following link:  COVID-19: Traveler Update

Farm House is closed for in house dining for the foreseeable future, which this time of year means no Bingo on Thursdays. They are slated to open for brunch May 9th and 10th. 
They are taking calls and gift card orders either over the phone or via email. 715-747-3276 or [email protected]
They will be doing a weekly bread delivery on Fridays.

Ricky Rocks & JEM, is closed until the virus subsides. They are available for consultations for gift giving, and have extensive inventory for gifts, so if you are in need, let them send you photos, pricing. They will gift wrap and mail to you immediately! Call 715 747 2139 for any request

The Candle Shop on Madeline Island will be closed for the foreseeable future – but their team will continue to prepare for the coming season. Their on-line presence (after some transitional issues) is back up at www.madelineislandcandles.com and for on island pickup – e-mail [email protected] or call their cell 608-576-8426

St. John’s UCC invites you to worship on Sundays via livestream. https://video.ibm.com/channel/76AxbRFaCf2…Visit their Facebook information at https://www.facebook.com/StJohnsonMadelineIsland/

The Beach Club-has decided to suspend all food service until further notice. There will be someone there daily from 11am – 1pm if you need any grocery or off-sale items. Please continue to call and they will deliver through the window.  Gift cards are available at 715-747-3955.

Woods Hall would like to reassure their customers that they are open for business by appointment and can do FaceTime/Skype shopping sessions with you. They will mail directly to you anything you decide to buy. It is very important for them during this time to keep connections between their costumers and artisans. Every sale helps to keep a high level of creative spirit and provide support to our island artisans. “Open Pottery Studio”, and “Creating with Clay”, are cancelled until later notice. You can contact Retail Manager Tyna Waterhouse directly via cell phone 863-532-9437 or leave a message on our phone at 715-747-3943. She will respond as soon as possible.Thank you for your ongoing support of Woods Hall and our island artisans.

Madeline Island Library will be closing to the general public 3/18-4/5. They will be outfitting the lobby to have some pickup craft supplies and books to help switch things up when you need some new materials.

 

Proclamation of Health Emergency & Closures

Posted: March 18, 2020

Temporary Proclamation of Health Emergency
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ALL TOWN OF LA POINTE BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EXCEPT BY APPOINTMENT.

  • THE MRF IS OPEN SATURDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  • ABSENTEE IN PERSON VOTING IS AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 3.
  • PLEASE CALL 715-747-6913 BETWEEN 8:00 A.M AND 4:00 P.M. TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO ACCESS SERVICES.
Bayfield County Travel Advisory
 

 

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