City of Lodi— Updated 5/21/2020
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 by 12:00 PM (Noon) the day prior to the meeting.
The Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library is offering curbside pick up. Patrons can pick up items that they have placed on hold from the Lodi Public Library or items that were already delivered prior to closure on March 16th. The South Central Library System delivery is operating on a limited basis. Materials from other libraries are available but expect to wait longer to receive them. Ordering materials from the Lodi Public Library is the quickest option to receive materials for checkout. Library materials can also be returned during curbside pick up hours. Additionally, the library is planning to reopen to the public June 1, 2020. More information is available through the library’s website.
The City’s parks are not officially open, but 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.