Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help businesses get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. https://wedc.org/reopen-guidelines/
Due to the developments of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the City of Chippewa Falls is doing its part to promote social distancing, public health, and ultimately “flattening the curve” to help prevent the rapid spread of the disease and shorten the time we need to live under these restrictions. This requires the City Departments to adjust some of the services provided to the community until the pandemic is under control.
City offices will continue to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic, however for the safety of the public and City personnel, face-to-face access will be limited. Offices may be contacted by phone to determine if an appointment is necessary.
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The CFPD front window will not be open to the public for standard business Monday through Friday until further notice. We will continue all police related services to the community at this time. Entry will be allowed by appointment if deemed necessary.
Although the front window is still closed, the CFPD will continue to conduct business by answering your phone calls and responding to calls for service. Law enforcement services are still accessible and active 24 hours a day. Officers will still respond to complaints of crime and other issues surrounding quality of life in our community. We understand these changes may be difficult and we sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused you.
Starting Wednesday, March 18, the Chippewa Falls Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. The Chippewa Falls Public Library is offering curbside pick-up beginning Monday, May 4. Curbside pickup details.
During this time, the Library will not be accepting returned materials. When the library reopens, late fees will be waived for a week.
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Parks & Recreation
At this time, all City parks are open to the public.
5/29/20 UPDATE: We encourage the community to get outside for positive physical and mental health. Please follow posted guidelines, including social distancing and handwashing before and after use of our facilities.
Recent Changes and Reminders
• Restrooms: Activity Building in Irvine Park & Erickson Park Boat Launch open daily, Riverfront Park open weekdays
• Irvine Park Zoo walkways are open
• Playgrounds are open to use at your own risk
• Basketball, Tennis, and Pickleball Courts are open
• Casper Park is open for practice only, no games, follow posted guidelines.
• 2021 Irvine Park Shelters can be reserved beginning next week, June 1st by phone or online only.
• City offices will continue to operate, however for the safety of the public and City personnel, face-to-face access will be limited. Offices may be contacted by phone to determine if an appointment is necessary.
Restrooms are closed with the exception of the Irvine Park Activity Building, located next to the Main Pavilion and across from the Duck Pond in Irvine Park. These restrooms will remain locked in the evenings and there is limited access to other park restrooms. Please maintain 6 feet of separation between other individuals and place garbage in provided trash receptacles. Please be courteous to our staff during the cleaning process as they are working hard to provide safe, clean facilities for our community to use.
Tennis and pickleball courts are OPEN as of May 1st. Please follow the posted safety guidelines when using these facilities and maintain social distancing. Please be respectful and limit games times to allow for others to use the courts as well. The physical and mental health of our community is a priority and we are working hard to provide opportunities for individuals to participate in safe, fun recreation activities. We appreciate your patience and understanding as our staff works to provide these opportunities.
The following guidelines are posted at the tennis and pickleball courts:
1. The CDC recommends that everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they are in public.
2. Maintain 6 feet of separation while waiting for, and while using the courts. (Wait outside the fence for courts to open)
3. Only singles play is allowed. Play should be between people in the same household unit.
4. No organized groups/gatherings. No lessons. No spectators.
5. Use hand sanitizer after touching gates and equipment.
Playground equipment and basketball courts are temporarily closed in all Parks.
Spring recreation programs are delayed until further notice.
Street, Water, and Wastewater Departments
Operations will be continued however buildings will be closed.
The listed websites are updated continuously and contain a wealth of information regarding the virus and how you can minimize your exposure.
For more information related to the COVID-19 at the latest updates please visit the following sites:
- WI Dept. of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Chippewa County Public Health Department