COVID-19 Update

Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative Applauds Governor, Legislature for Action on Surprise Bills

Non-profit Health Insurance Cooperative Says COVID-19 Package will Protect Consumers


Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative (CGHC) said provisions of the COVID-19 legislation signed into law this week will protect Wisconsin consumers from receiving surprise medical bills for COVID-19 testing and treatment.

“We applaud the Governor for introducing this idea in his coronavirus package and the legislature for improving it and adopting it as part of their package,” said CGHC CEO Cathy Mahaffey. “People should feel confident when seeking care for COVID-19 that they won’t have to worry about unexpected medical bills coming later from out-of-network providers that may have been involved in their diagnosis or treatment.”

Mahaffey explained that the new law, 2019 Wisconsin Act 185, establishes a Medicare-based benchmark for the payment of COVID-19 testing and treatment and requires insurers to use that benchmark to reimburse out-of-network medical providers. The legislation also prohibits health care providers from billing patients for more than the benchmark when a service, treatment, or supplies are related to the treatment of or testing for COVID-19.

These protections are already in place for in-network care through insurance company contracts.

“Simply put, it means that a patient will not receive a surprise bill when he or she is required to go to a non-network hospital due to capacity issues during the pandemic,” she said. “There will be no disagreements over payment for testing and treatment, and no patients stuck in the middle.”

Mahaffey said that CGHC has long advocated for a surprise billing solution based on a benchmark rate of payment for out-of-network care, but the issue took on more urgency with COVID-19. “As we explained to legislative leaders, we all need to work together right now for good of Wisconsin families and those who care for them,” she said. “That means insurers might have to pay a little more than they would otherwise, and providers need to accept that as payment in full.”

Congress has been working on a surprise billing fix at the federal level for several months, even before COVID-19 came into the picture, but they have not been able to come to agreement. “Congress should follow Wisconsin’s model and establish a Medicare benchmark. It’s open, transparent, and one of the easiest things we can do to simplify health care and protect consumers who have lost confidence in our country’s health care system,” said Mahaffey.


Please join us in welcoming new Performa team members!


Douglas Weber   

Performa is pleased to welcome architect Douglas Webster to our team. Douglas will serve as Performa’s Director of Southeast Region and lead our Atlanta, GA office. Prior to joining Performa, Douglas was a Senior Associate with Cooper Carry. Through his blend of career experiences, Douglas has developed a diverse portfolio ranging from adaptive reuse, mixed-use, hospitality and high rise residential, all of which reflect not only a wide range in budget, scale and aesthetics, but unique leadership capabilities as well. Whether providing leadership through design, technical detailing or management, Douglas utilizes his knowledge from each phase to create a holistic, balanced result. Douglas is a cum laude graduate from Auburn University [Bachelor of Architecture], a registered Architect and a member of the AIA. In addition to sharing architectural design skills with clients, Douglas will lead Performa’s southeast team of architects and engineers and grow client relationships.


Julie Simonet

Juli Simonet returns to Performa as a Plumbing Designer & Project Manager. This role allows clients to benefit from Juli’s technical expertise in plumbing as well as her ability to lead and manage projects for clients. Juli is driven to exceed customers’ goals and deliver quality results on all Performa projects.


Paul Janssen

Paul Janssen is a returning face to the Performa team. Paul is a registered architect who began his career with Performa. His career has been in project management delivering projects for higher education partners. Paul is a welcome face back to Performa in his role as Project Manager.


Sameer Matta

Sameer Matta is joining our Atlanta, GA office. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in HVAC design. Sameer has previously designed systems in Califonia and New Zeeland. He is LEED AP BD +C certified. Sameer has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Florida College of Engineering.

Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Extend Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order

Contact: or 608-219-7443
Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Extend Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support the progress we’ve made in containing COVID-19, but also allows certain activities to start up again. The order is available here.

“A few weeks ago, we had a pretty grim outlook for what COVID-19 could mean for our state, but because of the efforts of all of you, Safer at Home is working. That said, we aren’t out of the woods just yet,” said Gov. Evers. “As I’ve said all along, we are going to rely on the science and public health experts to guide us through this challenge. So, as we extend Safer at Home, I need all of you to continue doing the good work you’ve been doing so we can keep our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe, and get through this storm together.”

“Before we lift Safer at Home, the steps of testing and more robust public health measures must be in place,” explained Secretary-designee Palm. “These steps will help us reduce the risk of a second wave of the virus. If we open up too soon, we risk overwhelming our hospitals and requiring more drastic physical distancing measures again.”

The extension of the Safer at Home order includes a few changes. Some changes allow more businesses and activities to open back up, while other changes help make businesses safer for employees and customers. The changes in this order include:

Businesses and activities ramping up service and operations:

  • Public libraries: Public libraries may now provide curb-side pick-up of books and other library materials.
  • Golf Courses: Golf courses may open again, with restrictions including scheduling and paying for tee times online or by phone only. Clubhouses and pro shops must remain closed.
  • Non-essential Businesses: Non-essential businesses will now be able to do more things as Minimum Basic Operations, including deliveries, mailings, and curb-side pick-up. Non-essential businesses must notify workers of whether they are necessary for the Minimum Basic Operations.
  • Arts and Crafts Stores: Arts and craft stores may offer expanded curb-side pick-up of materials necessary to make face masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Aesthetic or Optional Exterior Work: Aesthetic or optional exterior law care or construction is now allowed under the extended order, so long as it can be done by one person.

Safe Business Practices:

  • Safe Business Practices for Essential Businesses and Operations: Essential Businesses and Operations must increase cleaning and disinfection practices, ensure that only necessary workers are present, and adopt policies to prevent workers exposed to COVID-19 or symptomatic workers from coming to work.
  • Safe Business Practices for Retailers that Essential Businesses and Operations: Retail stores that remain open to the public as Essential Businesses and Operations must limit the number of people in the store at one time, must provide proper spacing for people waiting to enter, and large stores must offer at least two hours per week of dedicated shopping time for vulnerable populations.
  • Supply Chain: Essential Businesses and Operations that are essential because they supply, manufacture, or distribute goods and services to other Essential Businesses and Operations can only continue operations that are necessary to those businesses they supply. All other operations must continue as Minimum Basic Operations.

Other changes include:

  • Schools: Public and private K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Local parks and open space: Local health officials may close public parks and open spaces if it becomes too difficult to ensure social distancing or the areas are being mistreated.
  • Travel: People are strongly encourage to stay close to home, not travel to second homes or cabins, and not to travel out-of-state if it is not necessary.
  • Tribal Nations: Tribal Nations are sovereign over their territory and can impose their own restrictions. Non-tribal members should be respectful of and avoid non-essential travel to Tribal territory. Local government must coordinate, collaborate, and share information with Tribal Nations.
  • Duration: The changes in this order go into effect on April 24, 2020. The order will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on May 26, 2020.

If you have questions, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is available here for your review.

The public should continue to follow simple steps to avoid exposure to the virus and prevent illness including:

  • Avoiding social gatherings with people of all ages (including playdates and sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors in your home, non-essential workers in your house);
  • Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water;
  • Covering coughs and sneezes;
  • Avoiding touching one’s face; and
  • Staying home.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we encourage you and the public to frequently monitor the DHS website. We encourage you to follow @DHSWI on Facebook, Twitter, or dhs.wi on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the CDC website.

Office of the Governor ♦ 115 East Capitol, Madison, WI 53702
Press Office: (608) 219-7443 ♦ Email:


Bayland Buildings, Inc. | Announcements  

Bayland Buildings, Inc. | Announcements

April 10, 2020


Fosber America selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for a new 18,000 sq. ft. manufacturing area with a 2-story office / mezzanine with new corporate offices.


Impact Sports Academy (ISA) selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor on a 40,000 sq. ft. indoor sports training facility.


My Place Hotel – GB., selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor on a new 64-unit hotel coming to the village of Ashwaubenon.


Great American Disposal selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor on their truck repair and wash bay addition.


Cherry Optical selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for their 6,500 sq. ft. addition and 7,200 sq. ft. remodel.


Ornua Ingredients selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor to complete a 20,600 sq. ft. expansion for a new engine room and cooler addition.


Titletown Oil selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for their Stadium Shell project. This project includes the complete demolition of the current facility, and the rebuilding of their Convenience Store and Car Wash.


Zinke Dairy selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor to build a 64,064 sq. ft. Power Vent Freestall Structure.


2465 Marina Circle selected Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for a new 6-story office building with a private entertainment patio.






Bayland Buildings, Inc., is pleased to announce the following promotions:


Trevor Krueger : Project Superintendent

Len Olson : Project Manager






If you need additional information or have questions please feel free to contact me directly at


Miranda Collar  |  Marketing  |  Bayland Buildings, Inc.
P.O. Box 13571  |  Green Bay, WI  54307-3571





Window Genie of Green Bay: Offering FREE Gutter Checkups; Specializes in Outside Services

Now is the Perfect Time.
Clean, Protect and Beautify the Outside of Your Home.
At Window Genie of Green Bay, we specialize in outside services such as exterior window cleaning, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning.We’re now offering FREE gutter checkups for all appointments. All of these services can be completed entirely outside the home with little or no customer contact. Let us be your go-to for beautifying and protecting the exterior of your home today!


Window Genie Gutter Cleaning
Gutters are your home’s unseen problem area. They can cause irreversible damage to your foundation and/or fascia board, and be an insect breeding ground for mosquitoes and termites. With our priority scheduled gutter cleanings you can enjoy clean gutters year round…without getting on a ladder.


Window Genie Window Cleaning
If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t clean the outside of your windows. That’s because streak-free, quality window cleaning is often difficult, time consuming and dangerous. With our 3-step cleaning process, the streak-free cleaning is done for you. No drips. No streaks. No ladders!


Window Genie Pressure Washing
Pressure washing services are the best way to maintain your largest investment. We have the very best professional equipment and products to tackle house washing, concrete cleaning, and more.
$35 off 2 or More Exterior Services

ServPro: Proactive COVID-19 Cleaning

ServPro: Proactive COVID-19 Cleaning





To allow SERVPRO to follow appropriate protocol, we have defined the type of contamination by category:

Category 1 – Proactive cleaning only

  • Cleaning requests when there’s no confirmed Coronavirus case and no known Coronavirus exposure

Category 2 – Possible Coronavirus exposure

  • Scenarios where there’s possible Coronavirus exposure

Category 3 – Confirmed, positive Coronavirus case

  • A cleaning request when there’s a confirmed Coronavirus case

Please note: these cleanings will not prevent or protect the building from future contamination


We are your local SERVPRO in Green Bay, please give us a call if we can help. 920-434-8224


Signarama: We are open for business and keeping YOU safe.

We are open for business and keeping YOU safe.
We would like to thank you all for supporting our local business during this time and know that we are making an extra effort to support all of your businesses as well.


We are open.

It goes without saying that our offices and public areas have been completely sanitized and we are allowing our staff additional time to keep their areas clean. We are following the CDC guidelines on hand washing and personal contact and for the time being are remaining open.


We are available via phone and email.

Though we’d love to see you and you are welcome to visit, our team is readily available to help you over the phone and through email.


We can get your signs to you safely.

We can deliver your signs with a local delivery service or ship them by UPS if you do not want to pick them up. We will make sure to wipe down the signs before they leave our facility.

We want you to have these decals on us.

We want you to tell everyone that you are open too! We are offering complimentary “Open for Business” door graphics and “Have You Washed Your Hands?” stickers. Call, email or message us on Facebook and we can drop some off for you. They are also available to pick up at our Green Bay location.

How else can we help?

Communicating to your customers and employees is vital and we can help with strategically placed signs and graphics with a fast turnaround.


·     Banners – popular sizes are 3’x6′ and 4’x8′

·     Yard Signs

·     A-Frames & Sandwich Board Signs

·     Banner Stands

·     Poster Signs

·     Window Graphics


Lastly, we are offering 10% off all orders placed on the items listed above (COVID-19 related or not!) through April 1.

Request a Quote
Phone 920.393.1100 | Email


Coronavirus St. Norbert Abby



DE PERE, Wis. – (March 20, 2020) At St. Norbert Abbey, the health and wellbeing of our Norbertine community, employees and visitors is a top priority. Due to the recent concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and after the recommendations of the Diocese of Green Bay, city and state officials, St. Norbert Abbey is closing all abbey-related functions until further notice.

Community prayer, including Sunday and Daily Mass, will be closed to the outside public until further notice. Additional closures related to the abbey include all programs, retreats, groups, private retreatants, support groups, and spiritual direction hosted at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality.

The main reception desk will remain open for those trying to reach St. Norbert Abbey and can be reached at 920-337-4300. For more information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellations and updates at St. Norbert Abbey and the Norbertine Center for Spirituality visit:


1016 N. Broadway De Pere, WI 54115-2697 U.S.A. PHONE 920.337.4318 FAX 920.337.4396

Attorney Megan Carollo Joins One Law Group, S.C.

One Law Group, S.C. is pleased to announce Megan M. Carollo has joined the firm as a Shareholder and will be practicing out of the De Pere office.








Attorney Carollo received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, ‘04. Prior to joining One Law Group, S.C. she operated her own practice, M.C. Law Group, LLC.

Attorney Carollo is fluent in Spanish and English and her primary practice areas are Immigration and Criminal law.

You may contact Attorney Carollo at or 920-336-5766.

Keller, Inc. Honored with Project of the Year Award by ABC of Wisconsin


For immediate release: February 19, 2020

For more information, contact: Emily Foley, 920-766-5795


Keller, Inc. Honored with Project of the Year Award by ABC of Wisconsin


WISCONSIN DELLS, WI – Keller, Inc. is being recognized for construction excellence in 2019.


Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin honored Keller, Inc. with the first ever ‘Project of the Year’ award for the design and construction of the Eagleview Dental Office in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. The project received the highest average score by judges.  The project also received a Gold ‘Projects of Distinction Excellence in Construction Award’ for a Healthcare project under $5 Million.


Located on a bluff overlooking the Wisconsin River, this 4,200 square foot dental office takes advantage of the popular eagle nesting habitat in Prairie du Sac. Built on a site thought to be too narrow, it has two stories facing the river and one story facing the street. The slope of the river bank was so severe, it required special foundations and slope stabilization measures. Keller, Inc. employed an aggressive winter schedule to avoid construction during eagle nesting, which is prohibited. Another challenge was navigating electrical and data communication lines and replacing the brick facade after the owner had second thoughts about the original selection.


Keller, Inc. was also honored with three other ‘Projects of Distinction Excellence in Construction Awards’ by ABC of Wisconsin. Tri City Glass & Door, located in Appleton, WI, was honored with a Gold Award for a Commercial Building in the $2 – $10 million category. Hatch Distilling Company, located in Egg Harbor, WI, was honored with a Silver Award for a Pre-Engineered Metal Building in the $1 – $2.5 million category. And J.J. Keller, located in Neenah, WI, was honored with a Silver Award for the Restoration & Renovation category.


These projects were judged in a rigorous process by a panel of construction experts based on a number of criteria, including safety, quality, owner satisfaction, execution and coordination, budgeting, difficult and unusual challenges, and overall distinctiveness.


The Projects of Distinction Awards is designed to recognize the most distinct construction projects in Wisconsin, and to elevate the awareness of the quality construction performed by ABC member firms and their employees.  Project owners and Keller, Inc. team members were on-hand to accept the prestigious awards on February 13thin Wisconsin Dells.


The event recognized 54 projects — mostly general construction — but also in specialty trades from electrical to plumbing to thermal and moisture protection.  A full list of the award winners can be found at


Official ABC of Wisconsin ‘Project of the Year’ Seal