COVID-19 Update

T*  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 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 Updated by Mayor Justin M. Nickels on July 23rd, 2020

On Monday, July 20th, the Common Council approved a resolution requiring masks to be worn in all city-owned facilities.  Resolution 20-0721 (Resolution Requiring Masks in City Buildings) was signed by Mayor Justin M. Nickels on July 21st, and will be in effect beginning Monday, July 27th, 2020.

General:
*  Street Sweeping Parking Ban took effect as of Monday, June 1st.
*  Farmers’ Market vendors are required to wear a mask; patrons are not.

City Hall partially opened 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 required for everyone entering City Hall as of July 27th, 2020.

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:

July 27- July 31 (Open Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
*  Facility members and visitors MUST enter through the Main Entrance on the West end of the building
*  Social Distancing is required
*  Face coverings required
*  Exercise Room will stay closed
*  The following classes will be added to the schedule with the following restrictions: Face masks during classes must be worn, materials cannot be shared, social distancing MUST be maintained, at least one chair between participants:

  • Beginner Tai Chi
  • Advanced Tai Chi
  • EZ Does it Line Dancing
  • Functional Strength
  • Line Dancing Lessons (Golden Girls)
  • Chair Yoga
  • Yoga
  • Adult Coloring
  • All BINGO (No food during Birthday and Breakfast Bingo)
  • Monthly Movie and Friday Flick

August 3- August 7 (Open Monday- Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm)
*  Facility members and visitors MUST enter through the Main Entrance on the West end of the building
*  Social Distancing is required
*  Face coverings are required
*  The following classes will be added to the schedule with the following restrictions: Face masks during classes must be worn, materials cannot be shared, social distancing MUST be maintained, at least one chair between participants:

  • Cardio Drumming
  • Rhythm Aerobics
  • Senior Shape Up
  • Cribbage
  • Dominoes
  • Hand & Foot
  • Hearts
  • Mahjong
  • Pickleball
  • Pinochle
  • Scrabble
  • Sheepshead
  • Silver Memories Choir
  • Table Tennis
  • Ukulele Social Group
  • Wii Bowling

The schedule/plan for the Senior Plan is subject to change at any time without notice.

Maritime Metro Transit:

*  July 13th, 2020: Return to normal transit schedule (M-S)
     -  15 person Limit
     -  No fares (still reimbursed by federal government)
     -  Rear entry only

*  July 27th, 2020
     -  Re-open lobby only if there is NOT a spike in COVID-19 cases
     -  This will be monitored closely and not announced until the week prior

*  August 1st, 2020
     -  Begin charging fares only if there is NOT a spike in COVID-19 cases
     -  This will be triggered by the re-opening of the lobby

*  Returning to normal operations will assist in a number of areas:
- 30 minute service will disperse groups
- Ascend Services programs will be able to operate in a normal manner
     -  Saturday service will take shopping pressure off the weekday services

Manitowoc Public Library:
* Open as of Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 with restrictions.
* Masks required effective August 3rd, 2020; Please visit their website before visiting.

Rahr-West Art Museum:
* Open as of Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
* The Rahr-West has instituted ArtPath, a single-direction circuit throughout exhibit galleries
* Each gallery has a posted maximum occupancy in accordance to CDC guidelines
* The museum is touch-free, allowing you to experience all of the exhibitions without having to contact surfaces
* Handrails, restrooms, door handles and any other surface that may be contacted are repeatedly disinfected at regular intervals throughout the day
* Masks are required as of July 27th (Disposable masks are available for your use)
* Please keep a reasonable 6 foot distance from other patrons while you enjoy the artwork
*  Please follow the guidelines provided in the ArtPath markers

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

Lincoln Park Zoo:
*  Now open until Labor Day
*  Open Daily 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
*  Big Red Barn closed for the 2020 season
*  Education Building closed until further notice

Family Aquatic Center:
*  Closed for the 2020 Season

Mini-Golf:
*  Open as of Monday, June 1st, 2020
*  Restrictions on the course:  no more than 10 people at a time, clean the clubs after each use
*  CLICK HERE to check out the Mini Tee Time Availability!

CONTINUE TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

  • Visit www.manitowoc.org/MantyEats for local restaurants who may offer delivery and pick-up options.
  • Visit www.manitowoc.org/MantyShops 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:  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.