Press Release: Clark County Emergency Management

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update- Resources available


Clark County, WI. Clark County continues to work through issues and concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response. One element which is part of that response is working to provide resource information to assist residents with economic and mental health related needs which may arise. One such resource which is now available is Check In Clark County. As we all adapt to the temporary changes in the way we work, live and spend time with one other, it’s natural to feel stressed out, worried and even angry. Finding healthy ways to cope and stay connected with others is important, now more than ever. Clark County is a close knit, caring community, and we want to ensure that people feel supported throughout this unusual and difficult time. Check in Clark County is offering phone support for community members looking for ways to connect with others. A friendly voice will call you to check in, daily or at whatever frequency you prefer. For more information on receiving a check-in call, please contact: Jeanine (715) 743-5204 or by email: jeanine.voigt@co.clark.wi.us.

Please Note: This is not a mental health crisis line. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call our 24-hour crisis line at (715) 743-3400 or 1-800-863-3560.

Another concern people may need assistance with is economic support. Information regarding assistance such as Food Share, Health Care, Child Care and Energy Assistance can be found on the Clark County website at https://www.clarkcountywi.com/. Food Share- Helps people with limited money to buy the food they need for good health. Health Care – BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid programs provide health care coverage to individuals and families. Child Care Assistance – Provides financial assistance to help working families pay for daycare costs.

Individuals within Buffalo, Clark, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties may call The Western Region for Economic Assistance (WREA) at 1-888-627-0430 to apply for any of the above programs. Individuals may also apply online at https://access.wisconsin.gov/access/

 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program – Provides financial resources to help assist households in reducing their energy burden. For more information on Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program: http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov

To apply for Energy Assistance in your County of residence please contact: o Buffalo-(608) 685-4412 o Clark-(715) 743-5233 o Jackson- (715) 284-4301 ext. 370 o La Crosse- (608) 785-5582 o Monroe- (608) 487-9356 o Pepin- (800) 606-9227 ext. 1324 o Trempealeau-(715) 985-2391 o Vernon- (608) 637-5210

Access to County facilities continues to be limited to essential visits, by appointment only. Persons who need to do business with a County Department should contact that department for instructions on how to address their needs. County agencies continue to function and employees are utilizing telecommuting and some adjustments of work schedules to reduce the number of employees on site at the same time. This is a rapidly evolving situation and updates will be provided as new information becomes available. People are encouraged to access the Clark County COVID-19 Information page as described above as well as following the Clark County Health Department on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/clarkcohealthdept/) for daily case count updates and other information related to the current situation.