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Travel plans altered, uncertain for Onalaska city workers

Brad Williams

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Some Onalaska city employees, who have planned work-related trips, could be remaining in town instead, because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Tuesday night, the Onalaska city council discussed the possible impact of the virus on Onalaska business. 

City fire chief Billy Hayes said he’s waiting to see whether his firefighters can attend a national conference next month in Indiana.

Meanwhile, assistant police chief Troy Miller had been set to go to Nevada for a conference next week, but that meeting has been cancelled. 

Onalaska council members debated whether to have some city workers do business from home to avoid spreading the illness, and whether they would receive sick pay for doing so.    

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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