General Information

Wisconsin 211 Opens in new window If you have general questions or concerns about COVID-19, please dial 211 to speak to a community resource specialist.

NEW Health Screening Hotline for COVID-19 (click here for news release)

Health Screening

A Sawyer County Community COVID-19 Screening Hotline has been established and made available as of 9:00 AM, Monday, March 23, 2020. The purpose of this hotline is to help identify people in our community who may be appropriate for coronavirus testing. All individuals who have any of the following respiratory symptoms: cough, fever or shortness of breath should call the hotline at 715-934-4518.

Upcoming April 7th 2020 Spring Elections Information

Sawyer County Public Health Office Update

Due to high community transmission in certain areas of the State, the Sawyer County Public Health Officer recommends that you stay in your permanent home and not travel to your seasonal or second home in Sawyer County. Read the full advisory here: Travel Advisory For Seasonal or Second Homeowners 03-21-2020

Sawyer County Administrator’s Office Update

Health Organizations Links

State Orders Prohibiting Social Gathering

Sawyer County Schools at Home Food Service

  • Winter Schools: The Winter School District will be delivering food bags to all school families that request them, starting March 23rd. If you would like to receive Breakfast and lunch grab and go bags call 715-266-3301 and leave a message or email by Friday, March 20th. Any children 18 years and under may receive one. If any child has a peanut allergy, please let us know.
  • Hayward Schools:  (click here)
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School:  (click here)

Sawyer County Senior Resource Center (SRC)

  • Need Assistance Picking Up Groceries? If you, or someone you know, is considered high risk and would like assistance getting groceries delivered to your residence, please contact the Sawyer County Senior Resource Center by calling 715-634-3000
  • Suggested Shopping Times for Local Senior Citizens:                                          Marketplace - Daily from 6 am - 7am                                                                                       Walmart - Every Tuesday from 6 am - 7am
  • SRC Assisting with Medication Pick-up  Please contact the Senior Resource Center at 715-634-3000 if you need assistance with picking up medications.
  • SRC Update (click Here)

Sawyer County Food Shelves/Pantries

  • Birchwood Food Shelf, 113-115 Main Street, Birchwood                                                        1st and 3rd Monday & Saturday 10:30-1:30, Contact: Lucille Evertson 715-416-3139
  • Harvest of Friends Food Pantry, 5459 N. County Hwy W, Winter                                          Fri. and Sat. 11-2, Contact: Blaire Shydlowski 715-609-0052 OR 715-266-8602
  • Hayward Community Food Shelf, 16216 W US HWY 63, Hayward                                 Every Monday 9-12 & 1st Saturday 9-12, Contact: Barb Schweig 715-634-4237
  • Northwoods Food Shelf, Located at Spider Lake Youth Center, 11255 N. State Rd 77, Hayward Wednesday and Friday 10-3, Contact: Bill Grammer 715-699-4449
  • LCO Food Distribution, 9026 N. Round Lake School Rd, Hayward, 715-634-3677
  • Ruby’s Pantry, Wesleyan Church, Hayward                                                                            3rd Thur. of the month, 5:30-7:30 pm. $20.00 to purchase a share. 651-674-0009,
  • Northern Income Maintenance Consortium  1-888-794-5722  

LCO Senior Center (Elder Care):  

  • Delivering 5 days of meals on Mondays. Office open by appointments only 8-4:30
  • Contact Terrance Manuelito 715-957-0077 or Doreen Wolf 715-558-7940

Namekagon Transit:

  • Will be providing door-stop services only. Pleas call in to dispatch to make reservation for all rides.  Deviated fixed route or "shuttle bus" will not be operating until further notice
  • Please call dispatch at 715-634-6633 to schedule your ride.
  • For medical non-emergency rides outside of the service area, please call Kayla Grover at 715-558-3590

How to Protect Your Family

Disaster Distress Helpline

  • If all the talk about COVID-19 is making you feel overwhelmed or frightened, contact the SAMHSA Disaster Helpline:
    • Call DistressLine at 1-800-985-5990
    • Text TalkWithUs to 66746
    • The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 365 day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human caused-disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents of the United States and its territories.

Frequently Asked Questions (CDC)

  • Example:  Am I at risk of contracting COVID-19 from receiving packages?
  • And much more (click link above)
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  1. Public Health

    Physical Address
    10610 Main Street Ste 224
    Hayward, WI 54843

    Phone: (715) 634-4806

    Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
    Closed for lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm