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RHINELANDER – Every single community across the country is trying to hold the pieces together during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce is doing their part in trying to rally the community together. 

The Chamber’s mission during the safer at home order is to be a source of valid information. 

You can find resource pages on its website and positive stories and missions on its social media. 

Rhinelander Chamber Director Lauren Sackett says she believes the community will come out even stronger after the pandemic. 

“Its exciting to see the different changes people have made to their businesses as well. So I think that things can only go up from here and I think our community is really great for times like this,” Sackett said.This week the chamber is hosting a virtual Rhinelander Spirit week. 

Its asking people to post fun, new pictures each day to keep positivity in our lives. 

Some of the topics are Medical Monday to support healthcare workers, Twining Tuesday and Flowery Friday. 

You can find the link to the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page down below. 


MILWAUKEE – The coronavirus has delivered a severe blow to Wisconsin dairy farmers who rely on selling milk to restaurants, schools and the hospitality industry.

About one-third of Wisconsin dairy products, mainly cheese, are sold in the food service trade, the Journal Sentinel reported.


Johnson & Johnson announced Monday that it has selected a coronavirus vaccine candidate to test in humans.

The experimental vaccine will begin the first phase of human clinical trials in September, and if the testing goes as planned, the first round of vaccines could be administered under emergency authorization in early 2021, according to the company.


MADISON – Wisconsin’s chief medical officer for communicable diseases said Monday that efforts to stay at home are helping to slow the growth of cases of the coronavirus in the state.

“What we’re doing is working,” said Dr. Ryan Westergaard during a conference call. He said the state is seeing a slowing in the increase in cases, but the next two weeks will be critical. Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm said she doesn’t expect the state to hit a peak in cases for 10 days or more.


Macy’s will be putting the majority of its 130,000 workers on furlough, the company said Monday.

“Across Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Bluemercury brands, we will be moving to the absolute minimum workforce needed to maintain basic operations,” the company said in a statement. “This means the majority of our colleagues will go on furlough beginning this week.”


WASHINGTON – Trump administration officials are asking India to lift restrictions to give the U.S. access to pharmaceutical ingredients needed to produce a range of drugs, amid fears of a potential U.S. drug supply shortage prompted by the coronavirus outbreak, three sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.


MADISON – Preparations for Wisconsin’s presidential primary and spring election that’s just a week away on April 7 continued on Monday, even in the face of a growing number of COVID-19 cases statewide and lawsuits seeking a delay and other changes to how the election is run.

Monday was the deadline for voters to register to vote online or by mail to cast an absentee ballot. Once registered, they had until Thursday to request an absentee ballot.

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