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Weekly COVID-19 Update

For the week of March 15-21

Post Date:03/22/2020

We want to share a few things to keep everyone up to speed on where we are at. This is a lengthy, but important post. 

Just a week ago, Mayor Tim Hanna declared a state of emergency here in Appleton. That allowed us to ask for local, state and and federal assistance for our response. We also opened up our emergency operations center to direct our response to this public heath emergency.

⚠️For the latest in information on what is happening here in Appleton, follow this page and our website (Appleton.org) and please encourage others to do the same.

⚠️As of today, we still have just one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Appleton. Details: https://www.appleton.org/Home/Components/News/News/20893/18…

⚠️The 5th/6th floors of City Hall are closed to the public at this time. Our first floor customer service center remains open. More details on those changes: https://www.appleton.org/Home/Components/News/News/20889/18…

⚠️There is a ban in place on gatherings of 10 or more people. The ban affects businesses, churches, restaurants and more. Find those details on our website: https://www.appleton.org/Home/Components/News/News/20885/18…

⚠️As a reminder, all City of Appleton parks and trails remain open. Our playgrounds are also available for use, but our parks grounds staff are not cleaning the playgrounds at this time. We ask anyone using those resources to maintain at least six feet from other people. Outdoor exercise is important and a good way to relieve stress.

⚠️Restaurants and bars in Appleton are closed for in-service dining, but may still offer carry out and delivery services. Please support them as you are able. This is a resource of available restaurants around the city: https://www.postcrescent.com/…/buzz-appleton-ar…/2863894001/

⚠️The deadline to register online to vote has been extended by federal court order until March 30, however the online site to register has not yet been reprogrammed to allow this again. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is working to reinstate online registration in the next few days. We are encouraging as many people as possible to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail at myvote.wi.gov. You can request a ballot until April 2.

⚠️In-person absentee voting hours have been changed for next week. See the details on our website: https://www.appleton.org/Home/Components/News/News/20887/18…

⚠️Changes have been made to our committee and council meeting structure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Those details can be found here: https://www.appleton.org/Home/Components/News/News/20891/18…

⚠️Take the 2020 U.S. Census during this time! Your answers are secure and vital to ensuring the City receives our fair share of shared revenues. Paper copies began arriving in mailboxes this week. You can also fill it out online: https://2020census.gov/

⚠️Lastly, FEMA has a page to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which can be found at https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control

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