Only six cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the state, but recent actions by the University of Wisconsin system are causing a ripple effect in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Several campuses in the UW System including Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay and LaCrosse are moving many of their classes online and extending their spring breaks to help in efforts to stem the virus’ outbreak. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has called for all events of 50 or more people to be canceled, which includes Saturday’s Kewaunee County 4-H Project Day at Luxemburg-Casco High School. Kewaunee County 4-H Educator Jill Jorgensen told DoorCountyDailyNews.com that she is disappointed the over 100 participants plus presenters and volunteers will not be able to participate. After Governor Tony Evers declared the coronavirus a public health emergency, Destination Sturgeon Bay canceled this Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade. Carly Sarkis from Destination Sturgeon Bay says it was a hard decision.
Sarkis says individual businesses with events surrounding the parade are still having them at their own discretion. The virus is also being blamed for the cancellation of Destination Imagination regional competitions and an upcoming rummage sale hosted by the Kewaunee County Food Pantry.
Other updated announcements locally include:
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County is cancelling the St. Patrick’s Day Noon Meal Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th at the Sturgeon Bay location.
The 85th Annual Steamboat Dinner, this Saturday, March 14, 2020, will be available for DRIVE UP ONLY; there will not be any seating in the lodge dining room! The Steamboat dinner will not be available inside the Masonic Lodge dining room but still be available for pick up at the white tent in front of the lodge building at 31 S. 3rd Ave. No need to ever get out of the car, just drive up; use your ticket or cash and carry. The meal is exactly the same except in a “to go” container.
NWTC has extended Spring Break through March 28 on all campuses.
Picture from Kewaunee County 4-H