The city of Kewaunee is easing its facilities back open after being closed since March due to coronavirus concerns.

The announcement was made via a message from Mayor Jason Jelinek:

I want to thank all of the residents of Kewaunee for your eminent patience during these past three months during the Stay at Home order. The people of Kewaunee have been a helpful and caring community as we have been working to keep our most vulnerable residents safe. We thank the parents, teachers, essential workers and non-essential workers who all made adjustments to their lives to benefit one another. As you know, all City facilities have been closed and only open to the public on an appointment basis. But that will change this week.

Beginning June 22, the Kewaunee Library will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curbside pick-up will be available Monday through Friday and using this service is highly encouraged. Restrictions will be in place as to the number of people allowed into the Library and appointments will be required to use the computers to ensure social distancing. Masks and hand sanitizing will also be required to enter the building.

City Parks will also be opening on Thursday, June 25. The City is requiring that organizations using City parks for events such as baseball or other occasions clean the restrooms, at a minimum, prior to and after events. Only prepackaged food should be served – no hot food. To the greatest extent possible, attendees need to adhere to six-foot social distancing. Playground equipment will open for public use. The City is in the process of placing signs in our parks asking people to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

City Hall will also be open to the public on Thursday, June 25, under similar conditions as the Library; social distancing, masks and hand sanitizing will also be required to enter the building.

The Tug Ludington will remain closed. City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings will remain virtual via distance technology to ensure social distancing requirements are met.

Finally, it needs to be mentioned that folks using City facilities will be doing so at their own risk. COVID-19 has not gone away. There is no vaccine as of yet and the virus remains a very real threat, especially to our seniors of which we have many in our community. Again, thank you for your patience and support during these past several months. It is greatly appreciated! Be sure to check online sources for more information – kewauneepubliclibrary.org and cityofkewaunee.org

If you have any questions, you can contact Mayor Jelinek, at 920-388-5000 or e-mail jjelinek@cityofkewaunee.org or e-mail admin@cityofkewaunee.org for any questions/concerns.