Village of La Farge Past Notes on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Stay Strong, Stay Safe (3/20/2020)
These are unprecedented times we are living in. There is fear of the unknown. How long will this go on? When are we going to be able to get back to normal? Am I, or a member of my family going to come down with the COVID-19 virus? Everywhere we look we are surrounded by news of the virus; it can be overwhelming. By the time you read this, things will have changed. Information changes by the hour. The La Farge Village staff and officials are working hard to keep up with the latest information and keep our village staff and community safe. As of Friday, March 20, 2020, the village is operating normally. By the time you read this, things will have changed. We are putting safety procedures in place to keep the staff and residents safe. In the coming days or weeks, the village may need to implement our Essential Services Plan to be able to limit the staff exposure while being able to take care of the community. Under this plan, the village office will remain open for as long as possible. The office door will be locked but access can be reached by phone, email, US mail or appointment. The water, sewer and electrical systems will be monitored daily. Garbage will be picked up weekly. A staff member will be available for emergencies. As of now, the election on Tuesday, April 7 is still being held and absentee voting is encouraged. If this plan needs to be implemented, we will announce it on our Website, La Farge Police Department Facebook page, posted at the Village office and in our local newspapers.
Everyday is a challenge, our way of life is temporarily changing, and this can be very stressful. Everywhere you look, Facebook, TV, Internet, even the radio has COVID-19 virus updates and information. Keeping your mental well-being is essential for riding out this storm. I would like to give you another challenge. I challenge each one of you to unplug yourself periodically and stay way from the news. Breathe deeply, read a book, talk to a friend or neighbor, play a game with your family, play the 20 questions game with your family or someone you want to know better or reconnect with, exercise or make your own list of things you can do, want to accomplish, whatever you can do to give yourself a break and take care of you. Stay strong, stay safe.
Cheryl Purvis, La Farge Village President.
CANCELLED/POSTPONED: MAIN STREET PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020
Due to COVID-19, Emergency Order #73 and the Stay-at-Home order, the public meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday, April 9 has been postponed once again.
The Main Street Committee will hold another public meeting as soon as soon as we are able.
March 17, 2020 Village of La Farge Residents
The Village President has signed a Proclamation Declaring Emergency in the Village of La Farge, effective March 17, 2020.
The Declaration was made in order to obtain access to any and all additional resources available on the county, state and federal levels.
The Declaration also allows for possible cost recovery, should the village and any business within the village limits incur any costs relating to COVID-19, at the county, state and federal levels.
The Declaration does not reflect any dramatic change in the health at our village, but ensures steps are being taken to ensure adequate capacity to the residents needs if the transmission of COVID-19 reaches critical levels.
Village of La Farge President
To view a copy of the Proclamation Declaring Emergency in the Village of La Farge, click on the PDF icon.
Village of La Farge Residents - updated 3/16/2020
Although there have not been any confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Vernon County, and specifically La Farge as of Sunday March 16, 2020, I wanted to address the community to assure you the village board and staff are taking the possible threat of a more severe outbreak seriously. Key village personnel are working on contingency plans in the event the village needs to reduce services in order to limit exposure to our village staff and community residents. At this point, the village of La Farge is operating with our usual services. If there does become a need to reduce services, our village website (www.lafarge-wisconsin.com) will post what services will be reduced and how the village will be operating. In a special village board meeting held the past Saturday, all board members are aware of factual information as we knew it at that time. If a resident has any questions or concerns, please call the village office, a board member or refer to our village website.
Good sources for online information are the CDC or NIH. Village officials are working with La Farge Medical Clinic – VMH and receive updates as needed. The Village of La Farge website will have information on the COVID-19 virus and updates as we receive them from the Clinic-VMH. As almost every piece of information says, a common sense approach of washing your hands, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing with a tissue or the inside of your arm and cleaning frequently touched surfaces several times per day and limiting activities in a large crowd are a few ways to help control your exposure to this virus.
Cheryl Purvis, Village of La Farge President.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) “What You Should Know”
Information extracted on 3/10/2020 from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Click here for updated information from the CDC
There are currently no known cases of COVID-1 (Coronavirus Disease) in Vernon County. (4/8/2020)