COVID-19 Community Update

City of Fond du Lac Response

Changes to City Operations:

  • Quarantined zero employees, at this time
  • Canceled or postponed all PR events
  • Implemented procedural changes with 911 Dispatch to better communicate possible cases of coronavirus
  • Minimized fire inspections that go into at risk occupancies
  • Canceled Public Safety Tours
  • Canceled Public Safety Ride-alongs
  • Assessor is minimizing public contact by avoiding interior inspections. They will continue exterior inspection and gather information and pictures via email or phone. Timeline for open book and board of review may be adjusted at a later date, if necessary.
  • Canceled Municipal Court Initial appearances through April 19th
  • Canceled Juvenile Hearings at the High School while the school is closed
  • Canceled Municipal Court trials for March
  • Offering opportunity to conduct Municipal Court Pretrials by email
  • Changed meetings typically held in person to teleconference
  • Changed the following polling places:
    • Fire Station No. 1 at 815 S Main St. (Ward 5 & 6), has been moved to Fond du Lac Public Library at 32 Sheboygan St. (Use Parking Lot Entrance Door)
    • Police Department at 126 N Main St. (Ward 9 & 10), has been moved to the City/County Government Building at 160 S Macy St.
    • Senior Center at 151 E 1st St. (Ward 11 & 12), has been moved to Fond du Lac Public Library at 32 Sheboygan St. (Use Parking Lot Entrance Door)
    • Aquatic Center at 100 W 9th St. (Ward 13), has been moved to the City/County Government Building at 160 S Macy St.
  • Monitoring available polling places for closings requiring changes in locations. Voters can confirm/find their polling place online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace
  • Increased push to the public to sign up for absentee voting has been successful so far
  • Replacing on-site voting previously scheduled at nursing homes with absentee voting
  • Ordered hand-sanitizing stations for polling places
  • Recruiting replacement of election workers for those at-risk poll workers who are cancelling
  • Instead of sending Officers, CSOs, Detectives, etc, to respond to calls for service or conducting follow up, we are conducting as much Police business as possible over the phone, via email, etc.
  • Canceled the Citizen’s Academy that was in session
  • Department members have been discouraged from bringing people into the confines of the Police Department unless they absolutely must do so
  • Officers have been directed to use PPE when dealing with anyone they believe might be ill
  • Closed the Police Department lobby Drug Drop Box
  • Discontinued providing fingerprinting services
  • Canceled most Police Department training scheduled through April

  • Offering two new grant programs to help businesses during this difficult time. The City’s Business Support Program and Redevelopment Authority’s Microenterprise Program offer grants of up to $5,000 to assist small, locally owned businesses with overhead and operational costs. As funding is limited for these grant programs, home occupations and not for profits are not eligible. Envision Greater Fond du Lac is administering both of these for the city. Interested and eligible business owners should please call Jim Cleveland at 920.322.8681 or Joe Becker at 920.322.8682 at Envision Greater Fond du Lac.
  • All downtown businesses are provided one parking spot in front of their businesses for patrons to receive curb-side pickup
  • Closed all library locations and buildings
  • No library materials will be available for checkout; items placed on hold will not be available
  • The library will adjust due dates for all materials to allow an extra 30 days as well as allowing fine-free check-in through May 1
  • Online services will be available to library cardholders such as Wisconsin Digital Library, TumbleBooks and Language Learning Online will continue to be available 24/7
  • Closed the Senior Center until further notice. The senior center staff has arranged for the dining program to be transitioned into a “to-go meal” for those who typically participate
  • Water Utility eliminated the practice of non-essential home visits
  • Transit provided PPE to drivers and added more cleaning of buses
  • Transit put caution tape around the queen’s chair (non-ADA bench directly across from driver) and continues basic coach bus service, waiving fares and asking people to board and alight using the back door and maintain their social distancing
  • Transit will suspend morning and afternoon additional routes (Routes D & E) beginning Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Lakeside Park Pavilion is closed to all rentals. Parks Department is allowing renters to reschedule or receive a refund on existing reservations, but the concessionaire will continue to offer a Friday Fish fry for pickup only
  • Closed most all of the park facilities, including basketball courts, tennis/pickleball courts, baseball diamonds, fitness areas in Lakeside Park and Adelaide Park, disc golf course (Adelaide Park), the skate park, both dog parks, and park restrooms
  • Cashiers temporarily waived the fee for payments made over the phone to discourage the need to pay in person
  • Extended due date for Dog & Cat Licenses to May 31, after May 31 the late fee will apply
  • Finance added extra check run each week to keep cash flowing into the community
  • Finance has temporarily suspended adding late fees and/or shutting off water service due to non-payment
  • Closed the customer service areas at the Municipal Service Center lobby, the Wastewater lobby, and the Water Business Office lobby. Customer services is available by phone and email.