COVID-19 Update

The  Manitowoc County Health Department defines "recovered" as being 30 days since the individual tested positive, and has not resulted in death.

Re-Opening Roadmap Updated by Mayor Justin M. Nickels:

On Monday, April 20th, 2021, the Common Council approved an extension of the resolution (Resolution 21-0397) requiring masks to be worn in all city-owned buildings.  The extension was signed by Mayor Justin M. Nickels on April 21st, 2021, and has been extended through May 18th, 2021.  The Common Council will re-evaluate whether to apply any additional extension at their May 17th, 2021, Common Council meeting.

City Hall:
* City Hall is fully open as of Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.
* Masks are required for everyone entering City Hall as of July 27th, 2020.

Life Safety Division:
* Contractors are strongly encouraged to utilize email, phone or video conferencing for inspector questions.
* Inspections still being informed and can be scheduled by calling (920) 686-6940.

Lincoln Park Zoo:
* Visit the Zoo's webpage for complete info

Manitowoc Fire Rescue Department: 
* Currently no public education or station tours are being held.
* Company fire inspections are currently being performed at commercial and mercantile properties.

Manitowoc Municipal Court:
* Masks are required for anyone attending in person court
* For more information about operations for Municipal Court, click here

Manitowoc Police Department:
* Masks are required for anyone entering the Police Department

Manitowoc Senior Center:
* Visit the Senior Center page of the City of Manitowoc website for complete info

Maritime Metro Transit:
*  Masks are required

Manitowoc Public Library:
* Library building reopened on February 17th, 2021
* Please visit their website for complete info

* Rental Facilities returning to full capacity May 1st
* Anyone who rents a City-owned facility (and their group) will not be required to wear a mask. If a City employee is in the same facility, the employee is still required to wear a mask
* Users are encouraged to follow all current CDC guidelines when using playgrounds, public spaces, and city restroom facilities
* All playground and facility use is “at your own risk”
* City staff will make every effort to clean and sanitized public restrooms daily

Rahr-West Art Museum:
* Reopened as of January 29th, 2021
* and The Rahr-West Facebook page will showcase artwork, exhibits, and additional programming

* Aquatic Center and Mini-Golf information can be found here
* Please visit the Recreation webpage for complete info


  • Visit for local restaurants who may offer delivery and pick-up options.
  • Visit and shop the stores of online retailers.
  • Buy gift certificates to use later
  • Shop over the phone
  • Leave a review for them on Google, Facebook, Yelp, or TripAdvisor
  • Promote them on social media
  • Subscribe to their feeds and newsletters

Last updated:  Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 3:35 p.m. CST

Executive and Emergency Orders:

We encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.  If you are sick, stay home.  Wash your hands often.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Sanitize objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.