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A WXPR Forum: COVID-19 And The Northwoods Health, Business, And Recreational Response

Where does the Northwoods stand in COVID-19 response? Will some businesses go under? What are communities telling people about travel, tourism, and reopening businesses? What recreation options are still available?

WXPR is answering these questions and others as part of a COVID-19 response forum featuring local professionals. The panel includes:

  • Jacee Shepard, Director and Health Officer, Forest County Health Department
  • Krystal Westfahl, Executive Director, Let’s Minocqua Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathy Schmitz, Executive Director, Vilas County Economic Development Corporation
  • Missy VanLanduyt, Section Chief, DNR Recreation Partnerships and External Relations
  • Brittany Beyer, Executive Director, Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation

Click the button above to hear this week’s forum.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.