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  • Worksite COVID Station

    This is a photograph of a check in station at a construction site. The station has mandatory paperwork and questionnaires, signage and sanitizer and a list of items that are required to be sanitized.
  • Construction Site Tour Group

    This photo was taken during a tour of an apartment complex that is still in the process of being built. In addition to standard PPE like a hi-vis vest and hard hat, tour members were also required to wear masks.
  • Social Distancing at Olson's

    Olson's Ice Cream in Eau Claire had floor markers with their logo to show customers where to stand in order to maintain social distancing.
  • It Makes You Considerate

    This sign was placed near the checkout lines at Marketplace grocery store in Rice Lake. It states that staying 6 feet apart "doesn't make you makes you considerate." Also visible is an X on the floor used to show customers where to stand to maintain social distance.
  • UW-Eau Claire Return-to-Work Plan, June 11, 2020

    This document provides "unified UW-Eau Claire guidance for health, safety, infrastructure, academics and student life/housing," while outlining the University's plan to return to work during the summer of 2020 and provide on-campus instruction for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Keeping one cow or two calves away

    A sign at a local grocery store plays on Wisconsin's history and association with dairy farming in this sign advising social distancing. An adjacent sign also advises customers that of the limits on fresh turkey purchases, a result of food shortages linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Food shortages

    The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in breaks in the supply chain for certain goods, and shortages of products like beef, pork, turkey and other meats. In response, grocery stores across the country implemented limits on the amount of meat customers could buy. This sign at Woodman's Food Market in Altoona displayed these advisories in both English and Spanish.
  • Social Distancing

    At Riverside Bike and Skate shop in Eau Claire, shoppers are notified that they must practice social distancing of 6 feet inside the store. All customers had to wait outside for employees to first make sure there are not a maximum number of customers in the store.
  • The new normal

    On a grocery run to Woodman's Food Market in Altoona, a shopper wears a cloth mask to protect from the virus.
  • Where is the Toilet Paper?

    This is the isle where the toilet paper usually is at Eau Claire Menards West. The shelf is now empty and relates to the toilet paper panic.
  • Menards

    Menards seemed to be the only store pulling out all the stops to keep it's employees and customers from spreading this horrible virus.
  • Hand Soap and Sanitizer Aisle Still Empty

    On May 25, 2020, the hand soap and sanitizer aisle at Walmart in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, is still almost empty. A sign posted on one shelf limited customers to one bottle of each item.
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