AREA BUSINESSES: Closings/changes in services related to COVID-19

Area businesses adjust hours, services due to coronavirus
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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Many area businesses are making adjustments to their operations due to the coronavirus outbreak. If your business has made changes to your hours or services, email news8@wkbt.com to be placed on the alphabetical list below. *Due to the number of submissions, community members are asked to call ahead to verify information on the businesses below.

Downtown Mainstreet with support from their synergy partners, LADCO, Explore La Crosse, Couleecap, La Crosse Area Chamber, NLBA, the City of La Crosse and La Crosse County, has created a website to support our local small businesses in our community. The site lists open hours and current services provided for local businesses at Be Local La Crosse.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and most IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sites in Wisconsin have closed beginning March 16 until further notice, due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin visit this website.

Aging & Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County: For a list of precautionary steps that will be taken, click here: ADRC

Amie L. Mathy Center: Closed and in-person recreation programs suspended March 14-April 13.

Antique Center of La Crosse: The Center on 3rd Street is closed through March and will announce a reopening date at a later time.

AT&T Winona: Open with reduced hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed Sundays

Augusta Memorial Public Library: Will be closed to the public effective 7 PM on Tuesday, March 17th and will remain closed indefinitely.  This decision was made by the Library Board of Trustees, with the participation of Library administration and staff.

Becker Tax & Bookkeeping: Will be closing their doors to public entrance on Monday, March 23rd. We will still be working through returns as possible. People may send documents via mail, fax or email. The IRS has extended the payment due date from April 15th to July 15th. If you’d like to file an extension, please call our office at 608-783-6183 and we will be happy to help you out.
For more information, visit our Facebook page.

The Breakfast Club & Pub: At 214 Main Street, La Crosse is still open for carryout orders from 7:00A – 1:00P until further notice.
Call 608-782-0050 to place an order or email us breakfastclub.pub@gmail.com. Menu is available online at www.breakfastclub-pub.com.

Casino Queen Marquette: Will temporarily close as of March 17 for precautionary reasons. The closure could be for up to 30 days. There have been no cases of COVID-19 at the facility.

Children’s Museum of La Crosse: Temporarily closed beginning March 16. The March 27 Fairytale Ball FUNdraiser has been tentatively rescheduled to April 24.

City of Black River Falls: Here is a document listing all closings and adjustments to facility and services: BRF Government Offices Closed 03.18.2020

Coulee Region Humane Society: Closing doors to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18. Visits to the shelter are by appointment only. Dog training will continue with a maximum of 9 people per class. More details here: Coulee Region Human Society Statement

Dahl YMCA: Will close at the end of business on Tuesday, March 17 to members. The building will be re-purposed to provide emergency school-age childcare for the community. The Houser Y will remain open to all members.

DigiCOPY is implementing curbside pick-up at all seven store locations across Wisconsin (Stevens Point, Wausau, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Milwaukee, & Green Bay) as we do our part to keep customers and co-workers safe from COVID-19.  The DigiCOPY La Crosse location is 4332 Mormon Coulee Road, open Monday through Friday – 7 AM to 7 PM, Saturday – 9 AM to 5 PM, and closed Sundays temporarily. The process is simple:

  1. Send us your files…lacrosse@dcopy.net
  2. We print for you
  3. Call when you arrive at our store location…608-283-2679
  4. We deliver to your car and you make payment

DMV: DMV Customer Service Centers will be closed to the public on Friday, March 20. DMVs will use this time to deep clean each location and modify office space to allow additional social distancing practices when the service centers reopen on Monday, March 23. The following changes will be implemented temporarily: Driver licenses and CDLs that expire during this public health emergency will be automatically extended 60 days. Late fees will be waived. The driver record, visible to law enforcement, will show the extension and that the driver’s license is valid. All driver skills tests are being canceled as of March 18 until further notice. Customers are being notified that Administrative Suspension hearings will be offered by telephone (or paper), not in-person.

Explore La Crosse Team: Closing their office to the public through (at a minimum) Friday, 4/17/20. They are also canceling all public transport business travel, organization events, and face-to-face committee meetings through 4/17/20. For those of you that serve on committees, individual notices will be sent either noting cancellation, rescheduling or teleconferencing instructions for those essential meetings that we deem necessary to be held during this time. Suspended their visitor information services at Explore La Crosse for the foreseeable future.

Festival Foods: Previous 24-hour locations will now open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight.

Fifth Avenue Awards: Closed until April 24. During this time if you have any needs or concerns please email us we will be monitoring our emails.
Stay safe and stay home! Our Email: Orders@fifthavenueawards.com

Goodwill: All 27 North Central Wisconsin Goodwill retail stores and training centers will be open from 10 to 11 a.m. daily to seniors 60 and older to help them avoid more crowded shopping periods. Hours to the general public will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. until further notice.

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area: Suspending the following operations: The ReStore will close, all construction sites, volunteer activities, warehouse operations, all programs, and the 3181 Berlin Street office closed through April 24.

Habitat For Humanity Winona: Closing ReStore and office to the public until March 30.

Harry J. Olson Senior Center: Closed March 16 through April 6 tentatively. Any modifications to this re-opening date will be announced. The LaCrosse County noon meal program will continue to operate until further notice from the LaCrosse County ADRC offices. The LaCrosse County “Sit Down” meal program, located inside, is temporarily closed until further notice.

Harter’s Office: Closed to the public indefinitely, including all drop-offs of trash/demo, electronics, appliances, and e-waste, as well as any walk-ins for service or payments. This is office only. Pickup routes till be running as usual. Contact office with any questions at 608-782-2082.

High Roller Skating Center: Closed for 4 to 8 weeks.

Ho-Chunk Nation: Declared a State of Emergency. Under the Ho-Chunk Nation Executive Branch modifying its Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), the State of Emergency requires gaming enterprise operations (Ho-Chunk Gaming-Madison, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells, Ho-Chunk Gaming-Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming-Tomah, Ho-Chunk Gaming-Nekoosa, Ho-Chunk Gaming-Wittenberg) to transition to critical functions pursuant to their respective COOP, as soon as practicable, but not later than Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:00AM.
All gaming facilities shall be closed to the public no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:00AM.
Re-opening is anticipated for April 4th, 2020 at 7:00AM. This timeline will be re-evaluated and could change.

Holmen Lutheran Church Food Pantry is open M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In the Making: Closed temporarily, website is available for shoppers with local delivery and shipping options. “Sending Smiles” is currently available.

Independent Living Resources: Offices will be closed to the public beginning March 16th through March 31st. The agency will still be active and providing services and can be reached by phone at 608-787-1111.

Insty-Prints of La Crosse is currently closed to walk-in customers. Business hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 to 5
Ways we can help you:
• If you have a document(s) you want us to print, please send it to prepress@instylacrosse.com along with instructions
• If you have anything on file with us, please call, email or fax to re-order
• If you have business printing needs, please call, email or fax and let us know what you need. We can still set up new documents if needed, or make changes to existing documents on file, and
print and bind as needed
• If we have your order ready, please call for instructions on how to pick up, by appointment only.
As this situation continues to change, so may our policies. We hope to be able to serve you, but we also need to be as cautious and as safe as possible.

Isle La Plume Yard Waste & Brush Site: Tentative date to open is set for April 16th. Until that time, yard waste and brush can be taken to the La Crosse County Landfill at 3240 Berlin Dr. Hours and fees can be obtained by visiting their website at www.lacrossecounty.org/solidwaste.

Jackson County: Jackson County agencies are requesting that you call before you come to visit County Offices. On Monday, March 30, the Jackson County Courthouse will be limiting access to one door on the north side of the Courthouse.  The lobby of the Jackson County Health and Human Services building will remain open.  The Jackson County Forestry and Parks hiking trails and parks are open to the public, but offices will be closed to the public.  The Jackson County Highway Department is available by appointment only. Here is a list of Jackson County department Phone numbers: Jackson County COVID Response 032620

Jacqlons Country Cafe in Holmen: Will be closed until further notice in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic

JCPenney: Temporarily closing all stores and business offices until April 2.

Jump Start Adventure Park: Closed until further notice.

Kohl’s: Closing tonight, March 19, at 7 p.m. until April 1.

La Crosse Center: Will be closing its lobby from 5PM March 18 to April 16 in light of the COVID-19 virus and for the safety of the general public and the La Crosse Center team.

La Crosse City Hall: Will close to the public at 5 p.m. today, March 18 through April 16. (Dates are subject to change based on new information and developments).

La Crosse Public Library: Closed March 18 through April 13. all three locations of the La Crosse Public Library will be closed to the public.  During this time, all book drops will be closed. Patrons are encouraged to keep materials that are due until we reopen. Digital services will still be available during this time.  Wi-Fi at all three locations will still be available from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM. There is no password, just accept terms and conditions. Library leadership is determining what services can be offered while the physical locations are closed, as well as what ways we can assist the broader community during this time. Patrons are encouraged to check our website (lacrosselibrary.org) and social media for updates.

Lanesboro Arts Gallery: Closed to the public until March 31. We will reassess the situation at that time.

Mind Altering Tattoos: Closed now until further notice for the safety of clients and artists.

Monroe County Local History Room & Museum: the History Room will be officially closed–to both the public and to staff–as a result of the EMERGENCY ORDER #12 SAFER AT HOME order, until we are permitted to return. I will be checking email as I can and we will keep our Facebook.com/MCLHR updated.

MTU: Closing lobby at Grand River Station. The operation will remain on a normal schedule. Buses will continue to use the outdoor platform as the main transfer point.

NuYou: Closing lobby effective immediately. Clinic is temporarily closed until further notice but offering clients virtual check-in’s via phone Skype etc. and access to products with curbside delivery from 10-2 pm Monday through Friday and 10 to 12 Saturdays.  608.785.1145

Oakdale Electric Cooperative: Their lobby will be temporarily closed to the public after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020 (or earlier if necessary) until further notice.

Olive Juice Quilts in Onalaska: Closing through at least April 5

Organic Valley CROPP COOP: Retail Store at the Cashton Office Building is closed; La Farge Retail Store closed to foot traffic, phone and email orders are accepted and filled at the La Farge Retail Store only for employees, members, and community members.

Party City of Onalaska: Closed until further notice.

Prairie du Chien: Due to the increase risks associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic, City Wide Garage Sales, City Wide Clean Up and Compost pickup from Town and Country Sanitation are postponed until further notice.

Rave Recovery Avenue Drop-In Center: Will be closed beginning March 16th through March 31st. All activities, including evening support groups, have been canceled.

River Town Dental: Currently only seeing dental emergency patients. Call 608-788-0300

River Rocks Coffee Shop: Until reopening announced.

The Salvation Army of La Crosse: As of March 18th The Thrift Store will be closed until further notice.

Shawleys Custom Detailing: Is closed temporarily but gift cards can still be purchased online at website WWW.SHAWLEYSCUSTOMDETAILING.COM

City of Sparta: City public buildings are closed to the public, including the lobby of the Sparta PD. Staff is available by phone at 608-269-3122

Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce: Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Office, 111 Milwaukee Street, will be closed to the general public until further notice. We will continue to serve and support our members and customers as best we are able, so do not hesitate to contact us by phone (269-4123) or email
(info@bikesparta.com). We understand that some critical ‘in-person’ visits may be necessary but for the safety of our staff, we’d like you to call ahead and make an appointment to be sure someone is here to assist you. Please visit www.bikesparta.us and “like us” on Facebook to stay current. If you need to contact me immediately, I invite you to call my cell number – 608 633-0703.

St. Mane Theater: March events are postponed

The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection: The Center will be closed to the public, beginning Monday, until at least April 6.

City of Tomah: See the complete list of closures here: City of Tomah closures

Tomah VA Medical Center: Visitors and staff, the Tomah VA Medical Center is changing its visitation policy for all its health care facilities to help to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
Effective at 3:00 CST, March 16, 2020, the VA medical center and its four community-based VA clinics are adopting a “No Visitors” policy. Visitors will be prohibited from entering the medical center or clinics unless it is necessary for providing medical care, or visiting under compassionate care circumstances, such as grave illness or imminent death of a family member under care in the facility; these visits will be limited to one individual at a time and only in the Veteran’s room. No visitors under the age of 12 will be permitted. All Veterans and visitors (meeting the above criteria) entering the campus will be pre-screened for signs of respiratory illness prior to entry. Per CDC guidance and VA protocols, individuals known to be at risk for a COVID-19 infection are immediately isolated to prevent potential spread to others.

Town of Onalaska: non-essential services have been suspended, including closure of the yard waste drop site until further notice.
Town of Onalaska offices are closed except in-person voting will continue as posted. All Town meetings are postponed until further notice.
Residents needing dog licensing are encouraged to send payment and vaccination certification via United States Postal Service or use the drop box at the Town Hall lot entrance.
Please contact the Town Chairperson or a board member if necessary; contact information is available at www.Townofonaaska.org

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge: La Crosse District Visitor Center is closed. Parking lots and trails remain open from dawn until dusk to provide opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Outdoor restrooms are temporarily closed.

Valley Dental in Onalaska: Temporarily closing beginning Wednesday, March 17, through Sunday, April 5

Valley View Mall: Temporarily closed. Check their social media platforms for updates.

Vernon County Office Buildings: Effective today, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. all county buildings will be closed to the public. Until further notice, in compliance with CDC limitations, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Sheriff Spears is limiting nonessential/nonemergent services including all meetings scheduled at the sheriff’s office, license plate registrations, jail visitation, etc. In order to report an incident, or questions/inquiries in general, please call the Vernon County Dispatch Center at 608-637-2123 or email: vcso@vernoncounty.org. Civil Process / Record Request inquiries can be forwarded to 608-638-5710 or email: vcsorecords@vernoncounty.org. As directed by Sheriff Spears, if you are experiencing symptoms of the Coronavirus or Flu-like symptoms, please identify this to the dispatcher before a deputy makes contact at your residence. More details here: Vernon County building restriction Covid 19 press release, Emergency Operations Center Open in Vernon County 3.18.2020 (2)

Vernon Electric Cooperative: Vernon Electric staff will be present within the building during normal business hours (7:30am – 4:30pm). However, no one from the public will be permitted within the building without a prior appointment.

Verve, a Credit Union: Will be temporary closing lobby services at all locations beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18 through March 31, at which time we will reevaluate. Drive-up services will remain available.

Village of Holmen:  The Village of Holmen’s facilities (Police Building and Administrative Building) will only be accessible for emergencies only or via appointment only. Currently, early voting is still available from 9 am – 1 pm via appointment only. We are encouraging all to request an absentee ballot by mail at myvotewi.us. ALL non-essential or non-emergency business should be handled through the mail, email, phone or via the use of drop boxes on site.

WETTSTEIN BROTHERS ELECTRIC, INC.: The office closed  24-hr EMERGENCY CALLS only. 608-796-7818 and option #1.

Winona County Law Enforcement Center: Temporarily closed to public access, but the public can call the law center for emergency service, which will not bee affected. People should call the center at 507-457-6368 instead of going there.

Winona National Bank Financial: In accordance with the recent executive orders from Governor Walz in Minnesota and Governor Evers in Wisconsin, WNB Financial is doing its part to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As an essential business, WNB Financial will remain open but will extend temporary lobby closures to the following dates:

·      Minnesota offices: lobbies closed until Monday, May 4
·      Wisconsin offices: lobbies closed until Monday, May 4

Please visit our website to read more and watch a short video message from WNB Financial’s President & CEO Jack Richter.

Workforce Connections Inc.: Will be offering program appointments via distance only. Current program participants are encouraged to connect with their Career Planners directly. Individuals seeking services can reach us at 1-800-742-5627 or request services via our online request: https://www.workforceconnections.org/request-services.html.

Zen and Pow Studio: Owner Stephanie Helmers announced that the Onalaska studio will provide classes for members online through live-streaming and pre-recorded sessions on its website.

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