COVID-19 Update

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

Re-Opening Roadmap Updated by Mayor Justin M. Nickels:

On Monday, October 16th, 2020, the Common Council approved an extension of the resolution requiring masks to be worn in all city-owned facilities.  The resolution 20-1250 (Resolution Extending the Mask Requirement in City Buildings) extension was signed by Mayor Justin M. Nickels on December 22nd, and has been extended through February 28th, 2021.

City Hall:
* City Hall is fully open as of Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.
* Masks are required for everyone entering City Hall as of July 27th, 2020.

Life Safety Division:
* Contractors are strongly encouraged to utilize email, phone or video conferencing for inspector questions.
* Inspections still being informed and can be scheduled by calling (920) 686-6940.

Lincoln Park Zoo:
* Winter Hours beginning November 1st
* Monday - Saturday: 7a.m. - 3p.m.
* Closed Sunday
* Big Red Barn closed for the 2020 season
* Education Building closed until further notice

Manitowoc Fire Rescue Department: 
* Currently no public education or station tours are being held.
* Company fire inspections are currently being performed at commercial and mercantile properties.

Manitowoc Municipal Court:
* Masks are required for anyone attending in person court
* For more information about operations for Municipal Court, click here

Manitowoc Police Department:
* Masks are required for anyone entering the Police Department

Manitowoc Senior Center:
* The Manitowoc Senior Center re-opened on Monday, December 11th, 2020.
*  Masks are required for anyone entering the Manitowoc Senior Center.

Maritime Metro Transit:
* Limit of 15 people per bus, plus the driver
* No fares are being charged through 2020
* Rear door entry only
* The lobby remains closed
* Masks are required

Manitowoc Public Library:
* Curbside pickup services only, effective Monday, October 19th.
* Please visit their website for complete info

* Playground equipment is re-opened effective immediately - use at your own risk - equipment is not sanitized
* Restrooms are open - use at your own risk

Rahr-West Art Museum:
* Temporarily closed as of Monday, October 19th, 2020
* and The Rahr-West Facebook page will showcase artwork, exhibits, and additional programming


*  The Recreation Department strives to create, promote and offer safe programming where social distancing can be maintained, face coverings are required, where equipment does not need to be share among participants, and where equipment used can be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between each use.
*The following is a list of current and upcoming activities that the Recreation Department is offering:

-  Adult Volleyball
- Adult Shape Up
- Youth Archery
- Riflery
- Winter Walking
- Pickleball
- Ballroom Dancing (must sign up with a partner and will stay with that partner through the whole class)
-  Youth Baseball and Basketball Clinics 


  • 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
  • Leave a review for them on Google, Facebook, Yelp, or TripAdvisor
  • Promote them on social media
  • Subscribe to their feeds and newsletters

Last updated:  Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 2:06 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.