From Bayfield to Bangor to Baraboo, people in the Wisconsin tourism business are worried about staying open through more months of COVID-19.
The Wisconsin Main Street Alliance held a Zoom meeting about tourism trouble on Tuesday, shortly after President Trump called off talks aimed at sending more stimulus money to small businesses.
One concerned business owner is Lars Johnson, whose Door County restaurant is famous for its goats on the roof.
Johnson hopes to continue outdoor dining opportunities into the cold weather season.
“We’re going to stay open, hopefully until Christmas,” said Johnson. “And then we’ll see what the new year brings.”
“You could see, it was wide open” after the original closing order was lifted in May, says Democrat Billings. “The Supreme Court and the Republicans
Billings says downtown businesses in La Crosse have been filling up empty storefronts, but now some business owners wonder how long they can stay open.
Governor Tony Evers is ordering new limits on the size of indoor gatherings for the next month, as COVID cases continue to surge.