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City of West Bend Adopts Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department's Blueprint for Reopening

West Bend, Wis. (May 14, 2020): With the Safer at Home Order lifted by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, the City of West Bend will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department (WOPHD). The Blueprint for Reopening Washington and Ozaukee Counties provides guidance for reopening the local economy safely and incrementally. West Bend residents and businesses are encouraged to review and follow the guidelines available on WOPHD website.

“I am pleased that our businesses now have the ability to reopen,” said Mayor Christophe E. Jenkins. “Together, we can jumpstart our local economy while continuing to place safety as a top priority.”

There are a number of City departments with immediate updates to public services offered, including:

West Bend Community Memorial Library
  • The Library plans to reopen on Wednesday, May 20 at 9 a.m. It will allow up to 150 patrons, nearly 25% capacity, at any one given time.
  • Curbside pickup services will be offered by appointment only through Tuesday, May 19.
Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department
  • Park facility rentals will be available starting in June.
  • Playgrounds will remain closed until further notice.
  • The following West Bend parks bathrooms are now open: Regner Park, Entertainment Area, Riverside Pavilion, Quaas Creek (south concession building), Ridge Run (north off of University Drive and south off of Scenic Drive W.). Daily restroom hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Summer recreation programs will be offered in a virtual format through June. Expanded in-person program offerings will begin in July.
City Clerk
  • Special event permits will be reviewed and granted on a case-by-case basis.
  • The August Election will continue as planned. Electors are encouraged to vote absentee.
Government meetings and public information sessions will resume in person. The Common Council will meet in the Council Chambers on Monday, May 18 at 6:25 p.m. There will be a maximum capacity of 50 attendees for the meeting and physical distancing measures will be in effect. Community Television will live broadcast the meeting on cable channel #897 and online at westbend.viebit.com.

“Thanks to all of the businesses, organizations, and citizens that voluntarily complied with the Safer at Home Orders since March,” said Police Chief Meuler. “We encourage all business owners, community organizers, and citizens to review the Washington Ozaukee Health Department Blueprint for Reopening, and to follow its recommendations to ensure the health and safety of all residents and workers in the City.”

City Hall and other municipal facilities remain open. The public is advised to continue practicing physical distancing and best practices for hygiene.
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