Public Meetings — Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors: Town of Oakland Meeting   Notice is hereby given that a town meeting for the Town of Oakland in Burnett County in the State of Wisconsin, for transaction of business as is by law required or permitted to be transacted at such meeting, will be held at:   Webster Fire Hall 7420 Main St W, Webster WI 54893 August 13, 2020 7:00 p.m.   PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the “Safer at Home” order and COVID-19 concerns, a teleconference line will be available for those preferring not to attend in person.  Members of the public wishing to participate should contact Sherril Anderson (715-866-8213 or 920-460-4732) for additional information on how to join the teleconference.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed for those choosing to attend in person.     Agenda   1.      Roll Call 2.      July 2020 Board Meeting Minutes 3.      Requested Public Presentations a.       Karen Benson -- Fireworks 4.      July 2020 Treasurer’s Report 5.      July Invoices 6.      Old Business a.       Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update 7.      New Business a.       Land Use Planning Committee Formation b.      Annual Road Tour Date c.       Request for Speed Limit sign on Reitz Road d.      Approve Payment of Mowing Invoices Through End of Year e.       Review Operator’s License Application for Bump’s f.        Treasurer’s Communication g.      Clerk’s Communication h.      Supervisor’s Communication i.        Chairman’s Communication j.        Other reports pertaining to Town business 8.      Next meeting – September 10, 2020, Webster Fire Hall – 7:00 p.m. 9.      Adjourn   Signed Town of Oakland Clerk    Sherril Anderson Dated:   8-12-2020

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Free COVID-19 Testing on May 5th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

COVID-19 Testing Increasing in Western WI with National Guard Assistance

Local public health departments in Western WI have requested assistance from the WI National Guard to scale up COVID-19 testing.

In our area, St. Croix Tribal Health and Human Services, Polk County and Burnett County are partnering to host a community COVID-19 specimen collection site in Siren on Tuesday, May 5th from 9am – 6pm. Anyone 5 years and older with current symptoms of fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, chills, shaking with chills, or muscle aches are eligible for nasal swab testing. Testing through the collection site will be free of cost. If testing kits run out before the end of the event, we will update Polk County Health Department and Burnett County Public Health Facebook pages. Please visit our Facebook pages before you leave home to ensure kits are still available. You can also visit the Burnett County website, www.burnettcounty.com, as updates will be provided through the Emergency Alert system. This event is available to WI residents. The drive-through collection site will be at the Burnett County Highway Department located at 8150 State Road 70, Siren, WI.

Following testing, people should return straight home and isolate themselves until they receive their test results and further guidance from Public Health.

We have two goals with this event: 1) Provide our communities with mass testing, allowing local healthcare providers more time to increase their testing capacity, and, 2) Give Public Health better insight into how much COVID-19 is in our communities. Following this event, we will continue to work closely with our local healthcare providers to continue building their capacity to meet patient demand. Providing a mass COVID-19 testing site offers a better understanding of the presence of the virus in our communities. This will only be a moment-in-time snapshot of its current activity.

There are plans for additional testing sites throughout the Western Region of Wisconsin in early May. Additional testing sites will be added to the Western WI Public Health Readiness Consortium http://wwphrc.org/covid-19-community-testing/

If there are questions about the event, please call 211, for non-WI area code please use 1-877-947-2211.