Door County Administrator Ken Pabich announced via a release Tuesday evening new restrictions to access government buildings until the New Year.
The release states the measures are necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its employees and ensure the county can continue its day to day operations. Public access to Door County government buildings and facilities will be limited to only those who have scheduled an appointment while staff will have their telework options expanded. The Aging and Disability Resource Center will remain closed while Door County Library branches will switch back to contactless pick-up only. The Door County Justice Center will remain open, however, hearings will be conducted via Zoom. The restrictions will be in place through December 31st, 2020. You can find the full list of restrictions below.
The release came ahead of Governor Tony Evers announcement of Executive Order #94, which urges, but falls short of requiring, Wisconsinites to stay at home and take the proper safety precautions.
FULL RELEASE FROM DOOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Starting Wednesday November 11, 2020 and continuing through Thursday December 31, 2020:
Ø Public access to Door County buildings and facilities will be restricted.
Ø Access to Door County departments will be limited to by-appointment-only. Visitors must follow all required health and safety measures. This includes physical distancing (keep 6 feet distance between yourself and others) and wearing face coverings (cover your mouth and nose with a mask).
Ø Staff telework options will be expanded.
Staff will be available by phone and email.
These measures are considered reasonable and necessary: for the health, safety, protection, and welfare of persons (including Door County employees and officials); to ensure continued operations and administration of Door County government’s day-to-day and ongoing duties; and to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Such are also deemed consistent with Door County’s authority under law, including Ch.’s 59, 252 & 323, Wis. Stats.
Information regarding specific Door County buildings, facilities, and departments follow:
Aging and Disability Resource Center (“ADRC”)
The ADRC is closed. All small in-person group activities and access to the fitness room, public computer workstations have been canceled until further notice.
ADRC staff is available by phone (920-746-2372), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or video chat. Office appointments are available by appointment only.
Also, see ARDC’s Facebook page (ADRC of Door County – Door County Community Center) and/or website (www.adrcdoorcounty.org).
Carryout meals, frozen meals, and hot home-delivered meals (‘Meals on Wheels’) are available by reservation. Please call (920)746-2372.
Please contact staff by phone at 920-746-7131.
The Government Center is operating under limited access. Public access to county government offices is by appointment only. Staff are available by phone and email.
No in-person property tax payments will be accepted at the county treasurer’s office. Please visit the treasurer department page at www.co.door.wi.gov for information regarding payment options.
The Highway Shops are operating under limited access. Public access to the Highway Department offices is by appointment only. Staff are available by phone (920-746-2500).
The Justice Center is open. Some staff will be working remotely. The public is strongly encouraged to call ahead. Business can often occur through mail, phone, fax, and the secure drop box in the main entrance. Court hearings will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing. Branch 1 hearings for Judge Ehlers will be live-streamed at www.wicourts.gov.
Door County Library branches will offer contactless pickup service only starting Wednesday, November 11. Library users may go to InfoSoup.org to place holds on items or call their local library branch to have staff pick out materials for them. Branches will set up appointments for library users to come to their library to pick up the materials. The Door County Library will continue to offer virtual programming and grab and go craft bags for kids and families.
For more information, visit http://doorcountylibrary.org or facebook.com/doorcountylibrary.
Please contact staff by phone at 920-746-9959.