Please avoid social media and other unreliable sources for public health information on the COVID-19 virus. The Central Racine County Health Department provides links to legitimate resources and is providing up to date information on the disease at https://crchd.com/covid-19
The following actions have been taken locally to help minimize the spread of the virus:
State of Wisconsin: Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all public and private gatherings less than 10 people are prohibited; and all bars and restaurants shall close, except as provided in EMERGENCY ORDER #5
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Racine County actions and updates can be found by following these links:
Village of Rochester:
Administrative Services. Until further notice, office hours have been suspended. We ask that any business that can be conducted via phone, mail, and email be conducted that way. At the very bottom of this page, you will find a list of Department Contacts, phone numbers, and email addresses. After our initial contact by phone or email and, if still necessary, we will gladly make alternative appointments to meet in person.
April 7 Presidential Primary Election. Voters are encouraged to vote absentee by mail for the April 7th election. Visit https://myvote.wi.gov and follows the prompts under “Vote Absentee” to request an absentee ballot. The deadline for requesting your ballot by mail is Thursday, April 2nd, but you are encouraged to request your ballot as soon as possible to allow adequate time for delivery and return mail. If you encounter any difficulties with the website, please call the Village Clerk at 262.534.1181, she will gladly walk you through the process or help make alternative arrangements.
Village Meetings. All meetings of the Village of Rochester Board of Trustees and Village of Rochester Committees have been cancelled for the month of March. The situation will be re-evaluated mid-April at which time meetings may be scheduled in person or via teleconference as deemed necessary. All notices and meetings of the Village of Rochester will continue to meet Wisconsin’s open meeting law requirements.
The Rochester Public Library Building is closed to the public until further notice but they are offering online and pick up services to the public for their collection only. Visit the library’s website for more details: https://www.rochester.lib.wi.us/
The Rochester Volunteer Fire Company has cancelled all in person meetings and trainings at the Station until at least May 15th and have begun restricting visits at the station to members and walk-in patients only until further notice. They have developed a plan to ensure that emergency services are still available to our community should we begin to lose employees or volunteers due to this outbreak.
Garbage and Recycling Services will continue on their regular schedules.
For information on accessing Racine County services visit: https://www.racinecounty.com/