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Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20 Coronavirus Updates

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The City of West Allis is continuing to work with local, state, and federal officials to address and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on our community. Resources and guidance are available for businesses, healthcare facilities, homeless shelters, and individuals at www.westalliswi.gov/coronavirus 

Governor Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Mass Gathering Order Updated March 20th -   

  • Bars and restaurants may stay open, but only to provide take-out or delivery of food and carry out of alcohol under these circumstances: 

  • No on-premises food or alcohol consumption 

  • Everyone should remain 6 feet apart unless necessary to pay and receive product  

  • No buffets or self-service even for carryout/take-out 

  • Can sell beer and wine for carry out, for establishments licensed by the City of West Allis this means -

    •   Beer sales in closed containers can only occur between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. 

    •  Wine sales in original containers can only occur between 6 a.m. and 12 a.m. 

    • No intoxicating liquor (other than wine) may be sold in closed containers 

  • Media and news organizations can remain open to provide the public with vital information. 

  • Laundromats may remain open. 

  • Banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions may remain open if they practice social distancing. 

  • All parts of the food delivery system – from farms to stores – may remain open. 

  • Clarifies that cafeterias in healthcare facilities may remain open to serve our healthcare workers. 

  • Allied health professions, such as acupuncturists, are unaffected by the mass gathering ban. 

  • All parts of our transportation system can continue to serve our economy. 

  • Any facility used for in-person absentee voting or as a polling location may remain open for voting, except for sites at long-term care and assisted care facilities. 

  • Hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, body art establishments, and tanning facilities must close effective 5 pm on Fri., March 20, 2020. 

Learn more here. 

Parks & Playgrounds  

Effective today, March 20, 2020, all West Allis playgrounds, and Milwaukee County Parks playgrounds, are closed. This includes Joyce Radtke Skate Park at 84th and National Ave.  As a reminder, the West Allis dog park remains closed. This is another measure to support social distancing and prevent the transmission of coronavirus from shared surfaces such as playground equipment.  

9-1-1 for Emergencies Only 

First responders throughout Milwaukee County would like to remind everyone that calling 9-1-1 for assistance should be reserved for life-threatening emergencies only. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for “flu-like” symptoms. Calling 9-1-1 for non-emergencies will put an unnecessary burden on an already-strained Emergency Medical System. If you have a true medical emergency, calling 9-1-1 is the right thing to do. If you have “flu-like” symptoms, please call your health care provider to discuss treatment options over the phone or utilize a Tele-Health option. Health care providers will give you recommendations for treating your symptoms without unnecessarily tying up an ambulance and overcrowding the emergency department and hospital. Please call 2-1-1 with additional questions you may have.  

West Allis Library Services 

Although West Allis Public Library is closed, our library staff continue to serve the community. The library is offering drive-through pick up of materials, online book clubs, and has automatically renewed all library cards that expired after September 2019 so that more members of our community can access the e-books and other great online services available at the library now. Connect with them for more information at www.westallislibrary.org 

Department of Public Works 

  • Trash and recycling collection continue as normal.  

  • The Municipal Yard Drop Off Site and Morgan Ave. Drop Off Site are closed.  

  • Public Works offices are closed.  

  • Utility payments can be made at https://www.westalliswi.gov/payutilitybill 

  • Public works questions or comments can be submitted at https://www.westalliswi.gov/letushelp  

  • Due to upcoming street construction, the locations below may experience street light outages over the next three to five months. If you live in this area please be patient while this work is being done. 

  • National Ave., 76 St. to 82 St. 

  • 77 St., south to National Ave. 

Tax Payments 

Personal and property tax payment second installments are due March 31, with final installments due May 31. You may pay online at www.westalliswi.gov/mytax. Payments may also be mailed to West Allis City Hall or deposited in the 24-hour drop box on the exterior of City Hall.  

Pet Licenses 

Pet owners may be aware that annual pet licenses are due for purchase or renewal by March 31. These licenses can be purchased online at https://www.westalliswi.gov/petlicense 

We encourage you to vote absentee by mail for the April 7 Spring Election. If you are already registered to vote, you can request your ballot by mail online in minutes at www.myvote.wi.gov 

Voting and Elections 

In-person absentee voting, or “early voting,” will begin on Monday, March 23 through April 3 at City Hall. We are only offering drive-through voting during this time.    

  • Drive-through voting will be available March 23 – April 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.   

  • Please enter the drive-through at 75th street and Greenfield avenue.  

  •  As a part of the process for drive-through voting, those looking to Register to Vote and Vote Absentee will be asked to remain in their vehicles at all times.    

  • Strict adherence to health and sanitation standards will also be monitored by the City Clerk.    

  • Voters are encouraged to bring their own black ballpoint pen as a precaution as well.  

  • All pens and clipboards will be sanitized routinely, and employees may be wearing gloves that will be frequently changed, and hands will be sanitized.    

 

Tentative map of drive-through voting route. Subject to change. Follow posted signage when driving through. 

You may also visit www.myvote.wi.gov to preview your ballot in advance.   

 

 

 

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