Now, more than ever, it’s important that we work collaboratively to protect the well-being of Greater Green Bay’s residents, particularly those individuals and communities in greatest need.
Wello is committed to continuing to stand for well-being and activating our network during this time of social distancing to facilitate virtual connection.
We understand that many people, families and businesses are suffering during these uncertain times - physically, emotionally, and economically. In an effort to do what we can, we will continue to share resources as they become available and provide hope to cope with this uncertainty.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has issued an extension for a state-wide mask mandate. The order calls for the wearing of masks for anyone age five and up for all enclosed spaces except a person’s home. Face coverings are strongly recommended in all other settings, including outdoors when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing. The order is in effect through Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
You can read the full updated orders at Emergency Order #1 Relating to Reducing Hospital Bed and Staff Shortages by Requiring Face Coverings, Executive Order #90 Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency, Executive Order #94 Relating to Protecting Family, Friends, and Neighbors from COVID and Executive Order #95 Relating to Declaring a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency.
Throughout the coming weeks, the team at Wello is committed to bringing you well-being content through Facebook Live chats, written community stories, and webinars all geared towards helping your well-being during this unique time of crisis guided by our well-being framework.
Brown County Resident Well-Being
As part of Wello's 2019 Community Health and Well-being Survey, a group of individuals representative of Brown County signed up to receive ongoing questions throughout the year. The following shows the responses of two COVID-19 related questions. For more COVID-19 related response, visit our Panel page.
Percentage of respondents who felt social distancing for slowing the spread was "very or extremely important."
Percentage of respondents who felt their personal risk of catching the virus was "medium, high or very high."
These are individuals, businesses, or organizations that deserve to be recognized for their continued efforts to build community, share kindness, and restore hope during this time of uncertainty. Submit your Well-Being Hero stories by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I nominate Operation Community Cares as a Well-Being Hero. The group of volunteers was established within one week of the Governor's "Safer at Home" order. Operation Community Cares (OCC) is a Brown County coalition dedicated to helping the Greater Green Bay area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as any future, local public emergencies, such as natural disasters. It quickly established partnerships with Brown County United Way, the ADRC, Cellcom, and Paul's Pantry, just to name a few, to provide a way for those affected by the pandemic to communicate their needs for food, baby products, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, etc. OCC has also provided a means to get the product to the community members in need."
— Steve Herro, Bay Area Community Council
"This last week has been so inspiring to see our teachers really shine in a time of crisis. Rewriting curriculum to put everything online digitally would have taken us 6 or 8 months. But because we knew we needed to do it now, our teachers, our administrative team, our IT team, our food service team with one day turnaround figured out how to serve our kids breakfast and lunch, they made things for our kids as normal as they could."
— Carla Buboltz, Wrightstown Community School District
"Even though at the expense of losing a lot of money, it (Oregon State University) is doing things for its students that is just in the students’ best interest. In these hard times, it is just inspiring to see leadership at the University, really thinking about people first and the financial bottom line second."
— Regan A. R. Gurung, Oregon State University (formerly of UW-Green Bay)
"Knowing what my colleagues are dealing with, both those who are in the trenches now and those of us who are waiting for things to happen and trying to prepare as best as we can with limited resources, they inspire me everyday. Celebrating all the doctors and the nurses and the lab techs and the environmental services people, everybody that it takes to make sure that we have what we need to take care of ourselves during this pandemic."