Departments will remain staffed as they shift to alternative public interaction via phone, email and mail.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – (March 18, 2020) Effective immediately, Wisconsin Rapids City Hall and other City buildings experience limited public access, with a few exceptions.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers recently ordered that all public schools be closed, and limited public gatherings to 10 people or less. In response to the growing pandemic, the city will limit public interaction with public offices. As a result, all departments other than the Clerk’s Office and two service windows will be closed to the public.
The City Clerk’s office on the first floor of City Hall will remain open to accept absentee voting ballots, as well as other functional duties. The Municipal Court Clerk’s office window on the first floor will also remain open to take fine payments and answer questions. However, municipal trials and initial appearances are being postponed. The Police Department service counter window on the first floor will be open. If you need to speak to an officer, the intercom system will be available for use inside the city hall foyer.
Additionally, City Fire Stations, the City Garage, Lowell Senior Center, Wisconsin Rapids Community Media, and McMillan Memorial Library are closed to the public.
City staff continues to conduct City business, with an emphasis on public interaction via phone, email, and mail.
City services such as garbage and recycling pick up continue uninterrupted.
“While business continues to get conducted, these measures have been enacted out of an abundance of caution to protect interactions between city employees and the public” said Mayor Zach Vruwink.
For a full listing of city department closings and how to do business with those departments while public access is limited, please visit: wirapids.org/coronavirus.