City of Lodi— Updated 8/4/2020
Public Health Updates and General Information
In general, the following are procedures that the City encourages throughout the community:
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick – wear a mask if you must be in public (contact Columbia County health department)
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using alcohol-based wipes
- Wash your hands often, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods
More information can be found through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Columbia County Department of Health and Human Services.
City Hall is closed to all in-person activity or business. Please call or email with any questions.
Remote access will be provided for all city government meetings. Unique access information will be available on each individual meeting agenda. Please check the city’s calendar or agendas for information on upcoming meetings. Please remember to register in advance for public input 24 hours prior to the meeting start time.
The Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library is open to the public. More information is available through the library’s website.
The City’s parks are not open to organized leagues or events. The parks will be open for individuals and families to enjoy, but all restrooms will remain closed. Everyone using the parks and courts are asked to carry out any garbage as there will not be any trash receptacles placed in the parks. Playground equipment can be used at the public’s discretion. Playground equipment will not be sanitized. The public should use the equipment at their own risk and take appropriate precautions.
Updates for the School District of Lodi can be found on their website.
Business information can be found through the Lodi and Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce website.
Energy Services of Wisconsin provides financial assistance for payment of fuel or electric costs. Due to COVID-19, there have been a few changes to the energy services program. Individuals may apply for assistance at any time this year. Additionally, the program will only look at the past one month immediately preceding the month of application. Contact the Energy Services for Columbia County for more information.
County & State Updates
The Safer at Home order previously issued by Governor Evers has been overturned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court as of May 13, 2020. The Columbia County Board met and unanimously voted to follow the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision. The Columbia County Board of Supervisors issued a press release that states all businesses in the county should "continue to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting whenever possible." In addition, businesses "should also consider the guidelines provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and consult with their respective trade or business organizations to identify industry best practices to safely welcome back employees and customers."
In a press release, Governor Evers announced a $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program on May 20, 2020. According to the press release, this program "will provide direct financial assistance for owed rent, security deposits, and wrap around services." More details regarding the program, as well as eligible applicant information is available through the Department of Administration website.
Governor Evers issued a statewide mandatory mask order effective August 1, 2020 through September 28, 2020. Under this order, Wisconsin residents ages five and older are required to wear a face covering when they are indoors or in an enclosed space with anyone outside their household or living unit. Exceptions do apply and details are provided through an FAQ issued by the State.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has issued a warning regarding certain hand sanitizers. More hand sanitizer is being produced (either at home or in other countries) due increased use, and it can contain dangerous and incorrectly labeled chemicals and alcohols. Avoid recalled hand sanitizer products as well.