CORONAVIRUS (covid-19) community update
VOTING PROCEDURES FOR ELECTION DAY
This video will explain the voting process on Election Day.
[The video was made for the April 7th election. While the ballot and races will be different, the voting procedures will be the same for future elections.]
ABSENTEE & EARLY VOTING
As the May 12th Special Congressional 7th District Election approaches, the City will follow recommendations of the Wisconsin Elections Commission to safely carry out the election. For the safety of the public, poll workers and city hall staff, we are planning to have hand sanitizer available and will wipe down surfaces throughout election day.
As more information is learned about the Coronavirus, one general recommendation is social distancing. We encourage you to consider the option to request an ABSENTEE BALLOT by mail as opposed to coming into City Hall for EARLY VOTING. Find details at MyVote Wisconsin. You may need to confirm your voter registration and provide a photo ID, which the link will instruct how to do.
The last day to request absentee ballots by mail is 5:00 P.M., May 7, 2020.
The first day for voting absentee in-person at City Hall is April 27, 2020. The last day to vote absentee in-person at City Hall is 5:00 P.M., May 8, 2020
CITY OF WASHBURN UPDATES
COVID-19 Business Loan Guidelines & Application (4/22/20)
Washburn City Campgrounds Closed (4/22/20)
Washburn Homecoming 2020 Postponed (4/20/20)
Letter from the Emergency Medical Service (3/20/20)
Press Release: Proclamation of Health Emergency (3/18/20)
Mayor's Proclamation of Health Emergency (3/17/20)
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES
As new information is learned about the COVID-19 and its spread, we understand that this can lead to anxiety and fears. The City encourages you to use social distancing, wash or sanitizes your hands and limit touching your face and eyes. Our utmost concern is for the you. Here are additional resources to help answer the questions you may have.
Bayfield County Health Department
Bayfield County Emergency Advisory - Masks (7/13/20)
Bayfield County Parks Closure (4/14/20)
Bayfield County Travel Advisory (3/22/20)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Safer At Home Emergency Order #28 (4/16/20)
Letter from the Governor (3/12/20)
Safer At Home Emergency Order #12 (3/24/20)
Outbreaks in Wisconsin
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
PAYMENTS & CORRESPONDENCE
As we all adjust to the heightened level of concern over the spread of the Coronavirus, we encourage the practice of washing hands, wiping down surfaces and social distancing. In the effort to keep the public and city hall staff safe. We encourage you to use the drop box next the front door or post office for returning meter read cards or for payments and correspondence. You may also contact staff by phone or email. Thanks.