Local Covid-19


The Forest County Health Department is reporting COVID-19 cases linked to a couple of businesses.

Two employees at Charlie’s Lake Metonga Resort have tested positive for the virus. They were working at the resort on September 4th and 5th.

The health department said it’s not possible to specially identify all close contacts from an exposure in this instance. The Health Department is asking anyone who thinks they have been exposed to stay home and quarantine for 14 days and call your health care provider to get tested.

In the third forum of its kind since the COVID-19 pandemic started, WXPR is spotlighting the virus outbreak in our area and its impacts on human health, our economy and tourism, and our educational system. Listen to the panel here:

Our panelists include:

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:


Your questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts northern Wisconsin are important to WXPR.  On Wednesday afternoon, we hosted a virtual forum, asking the questions you submitted to local professionals.  We invite you to listen here.  Panelists include: