WISCONSIN (WMTV) -- NBC15 staff have compiled a list of all schedule changes and other policies enacted at universities, public K-12 schools, sports leagues and other institutions in Wisconsin due to the coronavirus.
On Monday, March 23, Gov. Tony Evers announced he plans to issue an order Tuesday ceasing all non-essential business in the state. All public and private K-12 schools are also closed indefinitely.
“[I]ssuing a #SaferAtHome order isn’t something I thought we’d have to do, and it’s not something I take lightly. But here’s the bottom line: folks need to start taking this seriously,” Evers said in a tweet thread.
CLICK HERE for the latest on the Safer at Home order.
CLICK HERE for the latest school, church and business closings.
CLICK HERE for more on Gov. Tony Evers' ban on all gatherings over 10 people.
CLICK HERE for more on how the closures are affecting places of worship.
CLICK HERE for our complete coverage of how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting southern Wisconsin.
Ashley McBryde Concert at Mississippi Moon Bar in Dubuque
The concert, originally scheduled for March 20, has bee rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Beloit Easter Eggstravaganza on April 11: Canceled
Beloit Police Department
The Beloit Police Department is closing its lobby: "We will be operating as we normally do for after-hours service with a phone outside of the lobby. We will assist via phone and will only open the lobby window if absolutely necessary. We encourage individuals to call first if they need to make a records request or have a general inquiry."
Beloit Spring Wine Walk on April 19: Postponed
BBB Torch Award Luncheon canceled
The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin canceled its Torch Awards for Ethics and the Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship luncheon on April 9 in Milwaukee.
Although the luncheon is canceled, judging continues and they plan to honor the businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs and students throughout the state of Wisconsin for their honesty and integrity.
Cher concert at Kohl Center
Pop legend Cher has postponed her April concert in Madison, the University of Madison announced on Thursday. The show, which had been slated for Thursday, April 9, at the Kohl Center has now been moved to Thursday, Sept. 24.
City of Beloit Meetings
The Golf Committee Meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 at 7 am is cancelled as the City of Beloit is taking precaution due to the recent health emergency situation.
Next month’s meeting is scheduled for April 15 at 7 am at the Krueger Club House.
The CDA meeting scheduled for March 25, 2020 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is April 22, 2020 at 4:30 PM.
Dane County Farmers’ Market
According to a release, "Dane County Farmers’ Market (DCFM) Board of Directors and staff are cancelling this Saturday’s Late Winter Market at Garver Feed Mill, originally scheduled to take place on March 14 from 8 am to noon. At this time, the DCFM is only cancelling Saturday’s market on March 14 and is monitoring the situation closely and will alert the public if future markets are also cancelled."
Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
The tour announced several dates are being rescheduled, including the Milwaukee stop on April 28.Ticketholders of the postponed performances will receive new event information shortly and all original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performances.
Garding Against Cancer
The 4th Annual Garding Against Cancer Signature Event, scheduled for May 2, has been postponed.
Great Wolf Lodge
The Wisconsin Dells resort cited the large gathering guidelines as one of the reason for the closure. Great Wolf Lodge plans to reopen on April 2.
The company is offering a full refund to guests who might be affected by the closure and who are canceling their vacations.
Henry Vilas Zoo
The Henry Vilas Zoo is closing to the public on Saturday and will remain closed until further notice, the Zoo announced on Friday.
All camps and programs through April 3 have been called off as well and participants will be emailed with details.
Janesville Special Event Symposium postponed
The Janesville Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is postponing its Special Event Symposium that was scheduled for March 22.
Jason Aldean concert at Alliant Energy Center
Country music star Jason Aldean's concert in Madison has been postponed, the Alliant Energy Center announced Thursday. The arena announced the postponement around 2:45 p.m., just hours before he was set to take the stage. "We have been informed by Live Nation that they are postponing tonight’s Jason Aldean concert," it said on Twitter. The show is now slated for August 9th. Tickets for Thursday's show will be honored at that one.
Madison Children's Museum
Madison Children’s Museum closed to the public at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will continue to care for the animals and plants at the museum. A small number of staff members will continue working remotely, at deeply reduced hours.
Madison Music Venues
All events at four Madison music venues through the end of March, as well as two shows at the Overture Center for the Arts, have been scratched.
FPC Live said they are working to reschedule or postpone all events through March 31 at:
- High Noon Saloon;
- Majestic Theatre,
- The Orpheum Theater;
- The Sylvee;
Overture Center for the Arts
All upcoming events and performances at the Overture Center for the Arts are canceled through April 13, the facility announced Friday evening.
The cancellations include all remaining performances of 'Wicked.'
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center
The Rent Event, scheduled for April 25 at the Goodman Community Center, has been canceled.
Sinsinawa Art Gallery: With Every Leaf a Miracle; April 1-May 31 at Sinsinawa Mound:Cancelled
Stoughton Opera House
All Opera House performances have been suspended until Sunday, April 12. They are working to reschedule their performances and current ticket holders will be contacted by mail or phone with details.
Taliesin Preservation Tours
Taliesin Preservation is delaying the beginning of the 2020 tour season to May 1. Reservations for April guests will be refunded.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, Taliesin Gift Shop, and the Riverview Terrace Cafe will also be closed in April.
Administrative offices will not be accepting any non-essential visitors at this time.
Veterans in the Workforce Luncheon
The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce postponed the La Crosse Chamber Muster on March 24, Milwaukee Chamber Muster & Nonprofit Roundtable on March 26, Janesville Veterans in the Workforce on March 31, and the Brookfield Veterans in the Workforce Luncheon, April 9.
Rescheduled dates will be announced once they are confirmed.
UW System Commencement Ceremonies
On Monday, March 23, UW-Madison and UW-Platteville announced they are postponing May commencement ceremonies. Scroll down to "Higher Education" for more on university closures and changes.
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Concert
With the Overture Center’s closing, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra postponed the March 27th Masterworks III Concert at the Capitol Theater and would like to reschedule the performance at later date.
Wisconsin Film Festival
The 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival (WFF) is canceled out of concern for the safety of our community due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. This action is consistent with public health guidance to limit non-essential large gatherings. Tickets for the 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival will be refunded. The details involved with this process are still being worked out. Updates will be posted at 2020.wifilmfest.org as more information becomes available.
Wisconsin Governor's Conference
The Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism scheduled for next week has been postponed until May. Approximately 900 people were expected to attend the event in Madison, organizers said.
Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association conference
Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID – 19) WHEIA has cancelled the April 18, 2020, Educational Conference at Rothschild, Wisconsin. "We determined that cancelling the conference is the best interest of everyone. We do not want to put anyone potentially in harm’s way," according to a release.
Catholic Multicultural Center
Effective start on Monday March 16th, the Catholic Multicultural Center will only offer the following services at their regularly scheduled times:
- Daily free meal weekdays 4 to 5 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Food pantry Tuesdays 2 to 4 p.m. (plus personal essentials items) and Thursdays 10:30 to 12 p.m. (food only; no personal essentials)
- Immigration Legal services – by appointment only 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
All other programs, events, and meetings at the CMC are temporarily taking a break, including English as a Second Language classes, Homework Club tutoring, Employment Search Assistance, Computer lab, and any program or event /not/ listed above. Pregnancy Helpline, located in the CMC’s building, is also closed until further notice. In addition, the CMC building will not be open to the public.
The Colonial Club
The Colonial Club will close for all non-essential services effective Monday, March 16, through Sunday, March 29. All non-essential programs, such as classes, exercise, cards and bingo are cancelled. The Health Fair scheduled for April 8 has also been postponed at this time.
The services that will continue are:
- home delivered meals
- case management services – phone/email contact, other face-to-face meetings will be determined on a case by case basis
- driver escort services – please be sure your medical appointment is still scheduled
- supportive home care – clients may temporarily discontinue
- adult day care – clients may temporarily discontinue
East Madison Community Center
The East Madison Community Center is closed until further notice, but the food pantry will be open Tuesday, March 24th from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Walk up/curbside, Pre-packaged boxes only.
Fitchburg Public Library
Fitchburg Public Library is closed.
The library will remain closed through at least Sunday, April 5th. Library Director Wendy Rawson says they will reevaluate the situation daily and provide further updates if the plan changes.
Due to current medical and public concerns, Make-A-Wish America has made the difficult decision to postpone all wish travel, as well as wish kid participation in all activities and events related to Make-A-Wish that involve large gatherings (e.g. large scale wish granting events, theme parks, etc.) until further notice.
On average, 77 percent of wishes involve air travel. Make-A-Wish Wisconsin has postponed 55 of the current 420 pending wishes across the state. Nationwide, 970 wishes were immediately impacted with 30 more wishes estimated to be postponed each day.
Mount Horeb Food Pantry
The Mount Horeb Area Food Pantry, Inc will temporarily rescind income guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak. Services will be open to help anyone, including seniors, individuals and families, within the Mount Horeb Area School District that may be in temporary need of food. They are hoping that the stigma of needing to go to a food pantry for help will not prevent people in our community from seeking this help.
For those that are able, the pantry may be looking for extra volunteer help, as they may offer home delivery if they find a need for it. The pantry also may need to open for longer hours or more days. If either of these situations occurs, they will need more volunteers. If interested please contact the Pantry.
Salvation Army Rock County
The Salvation Army Rock County will be making adjustments to the current services we provide and to previously scheduled events. All administrative offices are closed to the public.
The Janesville and Beloit Corps have made the following adjustments to their services:
- The Food Pantry will be open Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
- Grocery orders will be pre- packed and provided to families as needed.
- Janesville: Our meal site will continue providing a noon meal Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. We will be distributing sack lunches to go.
- Beloit: The meal site will provide sack lunches to go Monday through Thursday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
- At this time we will not be receiving any gift in-kind donations. We would prefer cash donations at this time because in-kind donations require more volunteers to be present at a time when we are trying to get by with minimal staff and volunteer presence in our facilities.
- Our Celebrating Hope Benefit Luncheon scheduled for April 29, 2020 is postponed until further notice.
- Our 26th Annual Women’s Auxiliary Craft and Fabric Sale has been rescheduled. The new dates for this event are Wednesday, April 29-Friday May 1 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday May 2 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
SMM Health Medical Equipment Stores
SSM Health at Home Medical Equipment is closing retail store locations effective at end of day, March 18, 2020. This includes locations in Madison, Baraboo, Janesville, Reedsburg and Prairie du Sac. SMM Health says it will continue providing equipment and supplies to patients through delivery and shipment. SSM Health at Home’s home health and hospice teams will continue to see patients and provide care as they are able.
Stateline Family YMCA
Stateline Family YMCA is closing its facilities following the recommendation of the Winnebago County Health Department as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Y will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 and reopen at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31. This includes the following facilities: Ironworks Branch, Roscoe Branch, Stateline YMCA Gymnastics Center, and the YMCA Youth Sports Complex. At this time, The Department of Children and Family Services are allowing to continue offering childcare in their licensed childcare for children 5 years and under at both the Ironworks and Roscoe Branch. However, this could change at anytime and all changes will be communicated directly to child care families. The YMCA staff will be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday by calling
Sunshine Legal Clinic, a program of Sunshine Place, will convert its monthly free legal services to a virtual clinic. The next clinic will continue as planned for April 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., using telephone consultations. Appointments must be scheduled in advance by March 31 by calling 608-514-6210 or emailing email@example.com.
Waupun Senior Center
The Waupun Senior Center is closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice.
Waupun Public Library
The Waupun Public Library is closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and until further notice. Library staff will be available to accept phone calls Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer general questions and to help patrons access online resources. Curbside pickup will be available for reserved items, to check out catalog items, and for wireless printing and fax services.
The Waupun Community Center
The Waupun Community Center is closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice.
YWCA Rock County
All YWCA Rock County child care services will be suspended following the closure of schools in Wisconsin. For more information, please contact Jennifer Draz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edgewood College students will complete the remainder of the spring semester fully online. Classes will resume online on Monday, March 23.
UW-Green Bay will finish its spring semester online.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has postponed its spring commencement ceremony at Camp Randall and the Kohl Center. Graduation celebrations for schools, colleges, departments, and campus organizations will not happen in May either.
Virtual commencement will be posted online on May 8, the original date for the event. No new date for an in-person ceremony has been set, but one is reportedly in the works.
UW-Madison also suspended face-to-face classes for the rest of the semester.
University officials asked all students who went somewhere over Spring Break "to carefully consider whether they need to return to Madison" or if they will be able to complete their studies from home.
Officials also started taking steps to make sure everyone who can work from home is doing so.
The Chazen Museum of Art has said it is closed until further notice.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students will not have in-person classes for the rest of the semester. The semester will be finished online.
On Monday, March 23, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced it would postpone commencement ceremonies on all three of its campuses.
The university also announced Thursday, March 19, that it will suspend in-person classes for the rest of the Spring semester and find alternate ways to conduct the courses for these remaining weeks.
All gatherings through Friday, March 27 canceled.
Madison College is closing all its facilities until May 15 as the coronavirus continues to spread in Wisconsin.
Classes will resume online whenever possible beginning March 30.
CHILD CARE CENTERS
Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the Department of Health Services to restrict the size of all child care centers in the state Wednesday.
According to a release from the governor's office, child care centers may not operate with more than 10 staff present at a time, and may not operate with more than 50 children.
The restriction went into effect at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, and will remain in affect during the public health emergency declared by Gov. Evers last week.
All Wisconsin public and private schools closed indefinitely
All grade schools and high schools in Wisconsin – both public and private – are shut down. On Tuesday, March 17, Gov. Tony Evers extended the closure of all public and private K-12 schools indefinitely
Originally, Evers announced late Friday afternoon that he instructed the Wisconsin Department of Health to order the closures, starting at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, March 18. Then, on Sunday, March 15, 22 school districts in Dane County closed effective immediately. The closure was originally expected to last until Monday, April 6. The DHS did say that date could change, pending any new developments.
Edgewood High School
Edgewood High School has moved to virtual learning. Edgewood began to deliver this new form of education Wednesday, March 18.
Madison Metropolitan School District
All out-of-state events related to the Madison Metropolitan School District are being canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. "The safety of our students is always going to be a priority," Tim LeMonds, MMSD spokesperson said. Canceled events include out-of-state conferences, meetings and field trips. MMSD spokesperson Tim LeMonds says the travel restriction does not affect personal travel at this time.
Additionally, all MMSD Board of Education meetings will be held online for the duration of the school closure. The first online meeting will be held this Monday when the board convenes for its regular open meeting on March 23. Meetings will be livestreamed on the MMSD YouTube channel.
Middleton Cross Plains School District
All Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16. There will be no classes the week of March 16-20 and spring break will follow March 23-27. We have not yet determined whether we will hold courses online the week of March 30-April 3.
Members of the District’s Pandemic Planning Team will be meeting over those two weeks to determine if training and planning for online instruction should take place starting March 30. We will share more information as we make those determinations.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, under the direction of Governor Evers, announced Friday the closure of all public and private Wisconsin schools for purposes of pupil instruction and extracurricular activities, beginning Wednesday, March 18 with an anticipated reopening on April 6. The date of reopening is subject to change pending further information. Schools had the option of closing earlier.
The District’s Pandemic Planning Team will continue to discuss getting meals to our students, and making sure our students have devices and internet access should we decide to go to an online model in April. More information will be sent soon regarding additional resources for families.
The district in a release Wednesday that it is considering providing classes via internet. In preparation to do so the district is asking students to fill out a survey to find out who needs Chromebooks and internet access, in case they would need to take classes at home.
School District of Beloit
All School District of Beloit schools are closed effective immediately. There will be no school for students and staff beginning Monday, March 16th.
The district is also suspending all single-day field trips.
School District of Janesville
Starting Thursday, March 19, and running all weekdays through the duration of the public health emergency, the School District of Janesville will have 8 locations at schools where families will be able to 'grab & go' a lunch (and a breakfast for the following day) for each child 18 years old and younger.
The meals will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:
- Craig High School
- Parker High School
- Marshall Middle School
- Edison Middle School
- Jefferson Elementary School
- Madison Elementary School
- Van Buren Elementary School
- Wilson Elementary School
Additionally, starting on Monday, March 23, families may send a text to the SDJ to have a meal delivered the next day for their children 18 years old and younger. Parents/Guardians wishing to order by text to have the ‘grab & go’ meal delivered to their home may send a text to 608-921-1874, and must include the following information:
- Their name, home address, and telephone number; and
- Number of meals for children 18 and younger in the household.
Earlier, the SDJ implemented an out-of-state travel ban. School officials announced all-school sponsored trips outside of Wisconsin are canceled and it will be effective until further notice.
Verona Area School District
Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services Laurie Burgos said the school district prepared for "digital instruction" ahead of the school closures. In the district's elementary school, all K-5 students were planning to take their iPads home for digital instruction, Burgos says.
Sun Prairie Public Library programs and outreach
Due to concerns with COVID-19, effective immediately, all Sun Prairie Public Library programs and outreach are cancelled through April 3.
Big Ten Conference
The Big Ten men's basketball tournament has been canceled. The decision came late Thursday morning. Rutgers and Michigan players were already on the court at the time of the announcement. The AAC, Atlantic 10, Big 12 and the SEC tournaments have also ended.
The NCAA has canceled the men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments amid fears of causing the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, it announced Thursday. The move puts an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The decision comes a day after the NCAA announced the games that were scheduled to start next week would go on but played in mostly empty arenas.
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
On Thursday, March 12, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association voted to end Wisconsin's winter sports season due to the spread of the coronavirus. The decision immediately ended both the Boys and Girls State Tournaments.
City of Baraboo
The City of Baraboo Mayor has issued an Emergency Declaration for the City of Baraboo. This further invokes emergency actions that can be taken during this pandemic.
The City of Baraboo government offices will be closed with the exception of essential city services. Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 the following essential services will continue to be provided to the community: Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance service provided by the Baraboo District Ambulance Service, Public Works functions, Water and Sewer utilities, feeding and maintenance of the animals at the Zoo, in-person absentee voting and voter registration, and the Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Airport. Any city bill payments should be dropped in the “Night Deposit” box in the drive-thru lane at the Municipal Building’s upper parking lot.
Essential City-related services shall continue: Voluntary delivery of food, meals, or supplies to others. The 3.7 mile Riverwalk will remain open provided patrons maintain 6 feet social distancing.
The following department buildings and activities are closed to the public: Baraboo Parks, Ochsner Park Zoo, Baraboo Civic Center, and Dog Park. All other City services are closed or cancelled until further notice.
City of Beloit
All face-to-face and in-person visits to City Hall and other government buildings are highly discouraged. Grinnell Hall Senior Center will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16, to prevent the spread of virus among our most vulnerable population. This closure is until further notice. Pre-packaged meals will be available drive-through style at Grinnell Hall to those who sign up through the Rock County nutrition program. Anyone who has questions about Grinnell Hall’s closure can call at 608-364-2875. This closure applies to all programs that were scheduled at Grinnell Hall. Beloit Public Library will be closed starting Monday, March 16, and will remain closed until further notice.
All Beloit Public Library programming has been cancelled. Municipal Court will remain in session until March 19, 2020. We encourage you to contact the court for alternatives to appearing in person by calling 608-364-6613. Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed Saturday morning and will remain closed until further notice. All Parks & Recreation programs in March have been cancelled, including volleyball, pickleball, and the St. Patrick’s Day pickleball tournament. Event cancellation for any event or program that is expected to have an attendance of 50 people or more. The City of Beloit is encouraging other organizations in the city to also cancel events of that magnitude. Absentee voting via mail is highly encouraged to avoid face-to-face contact at the polls on Election Day, which is April 7, 2020. If you haven’t registered to vote yet, you can do online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ by March 18, 2020. Absentee ballot requests can be made online at the same location. The Beloit City Council meeting on Monday, March 16, will continue as scheduled. We will be separating the chairs to discourage close proximity. Water Resources has suspended its water meter and transmitter replacement project. In addition to these changes, all work-related travel for City of Beloit employees outside of Rock County has been postponed or cancelled.
City of Madison
According to the Mayor’s Office, people will still be able to access City services online or by phone, however, most walk-up counters and community centers will close to the public at midnight. Visitors will still be allowed at police stations, the City Treasurer’s Office, and the City Clerk’s Office, which is an early voting location.
City officials plan to cut operating and service levels for the Metro bus service, but did not release details of the forthcoming changes at this time.
City of Whitewater
All city facilities will be closed to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m. on March 18, 2020. Facilities will be closed until further notice, but the status of this closure will be reevaluated on March 30, 2020. The Office of the Clerk will remain open for in-person voter registration and absentee voting. Residents are encouraged to utilize online resources to prepare for election day.
Dane County Sheriff's Office
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office continues to make temporary changes to service in light of the COVD-19 pandemic. In addition to the changes already in place, the following services are temporarily suspended:
- Civil Execution Orders (Writs of Restitution, Writs of Assistance, Writs of Replevin, Execution Against Property)
- Evictions (based on an order by the court)
- Conveyances, although not completely suspended, have been reduced to a minimum with cooperation of the courts. Most conveyances at this point are medical related.
Village of Johnson Creek
- Village Hall is only offering window service for voter registration and absentee voting. The upcoming statewide election on April 7th has not been changed or delayed and we encourage all residents to request an absentee ballot.
- All on-line voting registration ends on Wednesday, March 18, at 11:59 p.m. After this, electors must register in person in the municipal clerk’s office until Friday, April 3, at 5:00 p.m or at the polling place (Johnson Creek Community Center) on election day.
- An absentee ballot may be requested online at www.myvote.wi.gov (you must be a registered voter to request an absentee ballot) or in-person absentee voting is available at the clerk’s office Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3.
- All other Village business and bill payments must be done by mail, by using the drop box located outside Village Hall, or by utilizing online payment or other electronic methods.
- Village Hall is still available for phone calls (920-699-2296) and emails and encourages people with questions to call or email before stopping in for the safety of our employees.
- Village residents can still expect to receive all emergency and essential services during this time. Police, fire, and EMS personnel remain on duty, garbage service will continue, and water and wastewater services will also continue without interruption.
- The Johnson Creek Public Library is currently closed to the public. Please visit their website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
Johnson Creek Public Schools are also closed indefinitely per Governor Evers announcement. Please visit their website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
- The Village reminds all that Governor Evers has updated social distancing to limit events to no more than 10 people and has ordered all Wisconsin restaurants and bars to close unless offering takeout and/or delivery options.
Village of Shorewood Hills
- All non-essential meetings will be canceled or postponed;
- The Police Department will handle cases not requiring in-person contact by phone or email when possible;
- The Municipal Court will make accommodations for those impacted by COVID-19 who have a pending Court date (details are posted below);
- The candidate forum scheduled for March 25 has been cancelled;
- The full transition from the old Village Blast notification system to Nixel is postponed until May 1 (both systems will be utilized for the time being);
- The due date for pet license registration is extended to May 1;
- The Community Center and other Village facilities will not be available for functions until further notice.
- Please utilize myvote.wi.gov to request an absentee ballot be sent to your address instead of voting in-person absentee or on election day;
- Use email, phone, or the Green Drop Box in the Village Hall parking lot for payments/applications or other interaction with Village staff.
Starting on Thursday, March 19, 2020, all County buildings will be secured for restricted access. County employees will be allowed into buildings. Members of the public should expect not to be allowed into buildings, but may arrange to do business with a County Agency by phone or online. At the discretion of a County Agency, arrangements may be made to conduct business at the main door of a building.
Anyone needing to do business with the Court System or needing Passports should call the Clerk of Courts Office. The Iowa County Courtroom will continue to conduct business on cases that have not been rescheduled. Those persons scheduled for court as well as the attorneys should contact the Iowa County Clerk of Courts' Office to inquire about appearing by telephone. The Clerk of Courts' telephone number is: (608) 935-0395. Persons who are scheduled for child support matters are to contact the Iowa County Child Support Office at: (608) 935-0390.
Please see the Clerk of Courts Department page on the Iowa County website for the Court Order in regard to Court Activities.
Coordinating with Upland Hills Health, Iowa County Public Safety Agencies, Iowa County Emergency Management and the citizens of Iowa County to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Avoid group gatherings, keep your distance from others and if you don't feel well, stay home. Cancel meetings for the remainder of March and reassess April 1st. Use proper PPE when responding to medical calls. If you're sick, don't respond. Make coverage arrangements.
Iowa County Health Department – https://www.iowacounty.org/departments/HealthDepartment
Upland Hills Health - https://www.uplandhillshealth.org/
Janesville City Hall
The City of Janesville is limiting access to City Hall to the first floor. Customer service will be available at the Human Resources/Attorney window located down the hall from the Wall Street entrance.
The public will be able to speak with a staff person, ask questions, and receive the appropriate level of service that is expected. While this limited public access is available, you are encouraged to first call the appropriate office to ask questions before visiting City Hall.
Janesville Police Department
The Janesville Police Department lobby will be temporarily closed to the general public effective Monday, March 23, 2020. This measure is being taken to help ensure a safe working environment for our employees, reduce citizen to citizen contact, and allow for continuity of police services. The police department will remain staffed 24/7 at this time and can be reached at 755-3100
Middleton Police Department
· Department tours, ride alongs and public fingerprinting services have been cancelled.
· Citizen’s Academy has been postponed until a later date.
· Officers have been encouraged to take less serious reports by telephone instead of making personal contact.
· Citizens are encouraged to call the Police Department by the use of the non-emergency number of (608)824-7300 to report an incident instead of stopping at the Police Department to speak with an officer. If a citizen is in the lobby to report an incident an officer will make contact but will speak with the citizen from within the secured area of the Police Department.
In Sauk County, public visitors will only be allowed into the Courthouse, West Square Building, and Reedsburg Human Services if they have a court appointment or a scheduled appointment with a particular department. Public appointments will be met at the entry door by the scheduling department, have temperature taken and escorted to the meeting location by the department hosting.
You are encouraged to call the department ahead of time to discuss services you are seeking. Call 608-355-3200 to connect with the proper department.
Shullsburg Police Department
The Shullsburg Police Department office is closed to the public until further notice. Police officers will be in an out of the office but the administrative assistant will be in the office during "regular open hours" Monday - Friday 1-5 p.m. If you need to contact the department, please call 608-965-4424 ext 2.
TCA and VITA sites
All AARP Foundation Tax-Aide's Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and most IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sites in Wisconsin have closed beginning March 16 until further notice.
VITA clients with scheduled appointments or anyone planning a VITA center visit should call before going to ensure it is open. Some VITA sites are offering drop-off service. VITA and TCE site locations and related information is available on DOR's VITA-TCE Common Questions page.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has announced that all statewide Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) offices are temporarily closed to the public in response to COVID-19, effective Thursday, March 19. While in-person services are suspended until further notice, DVR staff will continue to provide services by phone and email during business hours.
All DMV Customer Service Centers will be closed to the public on Friday, March 20. DMVs will use this time to deep clean each location and modify office space to allow additional social distancing practices when the service centers reopen on Monday, March 23.
When DMVs reopen, DOT will be extending expiration dates for licenses up to 60 days, among other temporary changes.
WisDOT Public Construction Meetings
On Thursday, March 19, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) temporarily suspended all public involvement meetings and open houses for design and construction projects. WisDOT public meetings will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
CLICK HERE for a list of restaurants available for takeout or delivery.
Offering free delivery on online orders placed March 16 – 22. Customers can place their delivery order through the Cousins Subs website or the Cousins Subs app. Those who are enrolled in Cousins Club - Cousins Subs’ app-based loyalty program - will receive 1 point for every $1 spent on their delivery orders. Guests can have any grilled to order and deli fresh sub, Sub in a Bowl, drink and side at no cost for delivery. This promotion is valid on individual and group orders. For more information, including Cousins Subs’ delivery radius and participating locations, visit www.cousinssubs.com.
Festival Foods is altering hours to respond to the changing COVID-19 situation. Starting Wednesday, March 18, locations previously open 24 hours will close early and open at 5 a.m. This is to allow staff time to sanitize and stock products.
The stores in Baraboo, Paddock Lake, Portage, Madison, Mauston and Fort Atkinson will still open at 6 a.m., will close at 9 p.m. The store in Hales Corner will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In a press release, Festival Foods staff encouraged elderly people and those with a compromised immune system to shop between 5 and 7 a.m.
First National Bank and Trust
Branch lobby hours are suspended in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 effective Tuesday, March 17. All branch drive up services will continue to stay open during our normal business hours.
Hy-Vee announced Wednesday, March 18, it will set aside the 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. hour every day for the customers it considers “high-risk.”
Its pharmacies too, including the ones at its grocery stores, Mainstreet locations, Dollar Fresh stores, and Hy-Vee Drugstores, will open early so customers can get their prescriptions filled during that time as well.
Hy-Vee wants to dedicate that hour to customers who are:
- 60 or older
- Expectant mothers
- Anyone with an underlying health condition that makes them more susceptible to serious illness
Several other stores have already said they want to reserve that first hour for at-risk customers also, including Target, Dollar General, Festival Foods, and Metcalfe's.
Starting March 18, Klinke will stop processing cleaning at 12 of its 19 locations. These 12 locations will continue to be open this week from 7am to 12pm for garment pick up and next week from 7am to 9am. The remaining 7 locations will continue same day service production. The full list of adjusted store hours here: www.klinkecleaners.com/hours
Kohl's has decided to temporarily close all of its brick-and-mortar stores across the country. At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Kohl’s plans to shut down the stores, the Menomonee Falls-based company said in a statement. They will remain closed until at least April 1st
Metcalfe's is asking the public to respect a "courtesy hour" -- a one-hour shopping time reserved on different days of the week for high-risk customers, as well as first responders and healthcare workers. The first hour of service on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday is reserved for those who are at higher risk of severe illness by COVID-19. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the first hour of service is reserved for first responders and medical professionals.
That reserved hour is 7-8 a.m. every morning at Hilldale, and 8-9 a.m. at the West Towne location.
President of Metcalfe's, Tim Metcalfe, said "We appreciate your consideration of these most vulnerable and vital members of our communities."
Metcalfe's Market hours are the following:
- Wauwatosa: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- West Towne: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Hilldale: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The stores are also temporarily stopping the use of reusable bags to reduce the risk to the health and safety of the community and staff.
Customers can still come into the store to order, order by phone, our app, or a third-party delivery partner — but they are asking that customers take their food once it is prepared. Online orders will be waiting for customers near the front door at our new Superfast pick-up spot.
Summit Credit Union
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, Summit Credit Union will be primarily serving members through drive-up access, our Contact Center, website, online and mobile access options. Fifteen (15) locations will have drive-up only access effective Wednesday, March 18. Fourteen (14) additional locations’ lobbies will be open through Saturday, March 21 , after which these locations with have drive-up access only as well. Several locations without drive-up facilities will have no public access, effective Wednesday, March 18. A complete list is provided below. For updates on branch closures and amended hours, visit www.summitcreditunion.com.
Tanner's Bar and Grill
Tanner's Bar and Grill is reopening their Middleton location for to-go orders and curb side pick up.
Their hours of operation will be:
Monday-Friday 10:45am-2:00pm & 4:00pm-7:00pm
TJ Maxx and HomeGoods
TJ Maxx and HomeGoods will be closing their stores for two weeks, CEO and President Ernie Herrman announced on Thursday. Herrman said as of March 19, all stores in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia will be closed temporarily for the next two weeks.
Willy Street Co-op
Willy Street Co-op is taking several measures to reduce the spread of germs in their stores, and to address supply concerns:
- Customers are advised against bringing their own reusable bags. Staff will not touch them.
- New pre-orders for products will not be taken at this time.
- Limiting the number of customers to no more than 50 at a time. When that capacity is reached, any customers who come to the door will be asked to wait.
- One hour will be set aside each day (10-11 a.m.) for customers who are seniors and/or who may have compromised immune systems. During this hour, the store capacity will be reduced to no more than 30 customers.
- Deli service counters are closed, but Grab & Go products are still available.
- All made-to-order Juice & Coffee Bar orders will be suspended, except for hot drip coffee between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bottle juices will be placed on the shelves.
- Some products have limited purchase quantities.
- Customers are asked to use debit/credit cards or check if possible to reduce the number of times cashiers must touch cash.
Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society has made the decision to temporarily close our year-round public facilities including the library and archives at our Madison headquarters, Wisconsin Historical Museum and Wade House Historic Site until at least April 11, 2020.
All of the other museums and historic sites which would be opening later in the season have also canceled or postponed any scheduled events until at least April 11, 2020. All school tours are also canceled at all of our historic sites and museums until at least May 11, 2020.