COVID-19 Update

*  Manitowoc County Health Department defines "recovered" as being 30 days since the individual tested positive, and has not resulted in death.

Here are some basic navigational items about the dashboard:

· When you hover over any section of the dashboard, you’ll see a circle appear with four arrows pointing outward., which looks like this:  Navigational circle

· When you click on that circle,  that panel will open full screen so you can see and navigate it better
· When you’re finished with that panel, you can click on that same circle (but with the arrows pointing inward), and the panel will go back to being minimal
· You can click on any one of the yellow icons to learn more, filter the information, or see it in a different format
· On the map to the right, you can click on any county and  see their positive cases, negative cases, and number of deaths due to COVID-19
· The health facts and population data you see is for all of Manitowoc County, not for those who have confirmed cases of COVID-19
· Local information and State information for our area are updated in different cadences.  When viewing this dashboard, there is a lag of approximately 24 hours; meaning local data might be slightly higher than the dashboard data. They’re both accurate. Each is just a snapshot in time.

Keep this in mind when looking at this tool:

· The focus should be on staying at home, only going to public places when necessary, social distancing when in contact with others, and regular handwashing.  Although this dashboard provides you with a lot of data and numbers, the focus shouldn’t necessarily be on the numbers alone.  The numbers are there to tell us we’re heading in the right direction.

Re-Opening Roadmap presented by Mayor Justin M. Nickels on May 14th, 2020:

*  Street Sweeping Parking Ban will take effect Monday, June 1st.
*  Farmers’ Market will begin Saturday, May 23rd.  There are specific guidelines on how this will be managed.

City Hall opening Monday, May 18th, 2020:
*  Only the City Clerk’s window will be open at this time.
*  The entire 2nd floor and remainder of the 1st floor will be inaccessible indefinitely.  Non-employees must have an appointment to be allowed to these parts of the building.
*  Masks are NOT required for visitors.

Manitowoc Municipal Court:
* Opening in June

Manitowoc Senior Center:
*  A 10-week phased-in plan is being developed to open as soon as safely possible.

Maritime Metro Transit:
*  All routes (with some adjustments from normal) will be re-opened as of Monday, June 1st.

Manitowoc Public Library:
*  Will open on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Rahr-West Art Museum:
*  Will open on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

*  Playground equipment is re-opened effective immediately - use at your own risk - equipment is not sanitized
*  Restrooms will remain closed indefinitely
*  Summer recreation programming is canceled (except softball at this point - a decision will be made soon)
*  No cabin or facility rentals allowed until June 30th, 2020
*  Cancellation fees rescinded up to July 31st, 2020

Lincoln Park Zoo:
*  Undetermined - to be announced

Family Aquatic Center:
*  Undetermined - to be announced

*  Opening Monday, June 1st, 2020
*  Restrictions on the course:  no more than 10 people at a time, clean the clubs after each use

Special Events:
*  The City of Manitowoc cannot approve large special events until after June 30th due to state and federal guidelines for social distancing for large gatherings/events.
*  2 Night Markets in June are canceled (were to be held in the Briess Lot)
*  The Garden Faire Extraordinaire is canceled (was to be held in Washington Park)
*  Beach Bash will consider re-scheduling (was to be held in the Briess Lot)
*  A Moonlight River Paddle is canceled
*  Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony for the public are canceled (the ceremony will be held privately at an alternate location and will be aired on WOMT 1240 AM Radio, as well  as the City of Manitowoc Facebook page via Facebook Live)


  • Visit for local restaurants who may offer delivery and pick-up options.
  • Visit and shop the stores of online retailers.
  • Buy gift certificates to use later
  • Shop over the phone
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  • Promote them on social media
  • Subscribe to their feeds and newsletters

Last updated:  Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 2:46 p.m. CST

Executive and Emergency Orders:

We encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.  If you are sick, stay home.  Wash your hands often.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Sanitize objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.