City of Onalaska making changes in response to uptick in COVID-19 cases

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT)- The city of Onalaska is making some changes to help protect the health and safety of its residents.

In a news release, city leaders say as cases of COVID-19 increase in the area, they are following recommendations from the county health department by way of the Coulee COVID Compass.

The risk to the area was updated Wednesday to severe.

The city is taking the following steps:

  • Building Access: Public access to buildings will be temporarily suspended through Wednesday June 24, 2020. As always, the City has been, and remains to be, open and available to the public through a variety of means, including the use of the City drop boxes, by email and phone.
  • City Meetings: The following meetings scheduled for the coming week will be held remotely: Parks, Recreation and Library Board, and Plan Commission.
  • City Facility Rentals: All reservations for the use of City facilities through June 24, 2020, including but not limited to the Omni Center and City Park Shelters will be rescheduled. Where they cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be given.
  • Coulee Region Joint Municipal Court: The June 22, 2020 initial appearances will be rescheduled and defendants will receive notice of their new court date.

The city will review the status each Wednesday as the La Crosse Co. Health Dept. updates the Compass.