VOTERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE ABSENTEE FOR APRIL 7, 2020, ELECTION: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Contact:   Susan T. Sandvick, Douglas County Clerk – 715-395-1568 or Terri Kalan, City of Superior Clerk – 715-395-7329      VOTERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE ABSENTEE FOR APRIL 7, 2020, ELECTION SUPERIOR, WI – Because of the COVID-19 health emergency, voters in Douglas County, including the City of Superior and all towns and villages, are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.   According to Susan Sandvick, Douglas County Clerk “Polling locations will be open throughout Douglas County for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election.  For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.” Requesting Absentee Ballot by Mail if Elector is not Registered “Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who is not registered to vote at their current residence and would like to receive an absentee ballot by mail”, Terri Kalan, Superior City Clerk said. Wednesday is the last day for electors to register by mail or online.  You can register online at:  https://myvote.wi.gov, or complete a voter registration available at: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable.  The application must then be mailed to your municipal clerk, with a postmark no later than March 18. Voters who miss the deadline may also register in their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3, or at their polling location on election day.   How to Request an Absentee Ballot There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at https://myvote.wi.gov.   Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again. The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, voters are urged not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.     Voting Absentee in Person in Municipal Clerk’s Office Voters can also vote in person at their municipal clerk’s office.  City of Superior electors can vote at the Superior City Clerk’s Office, located at the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th Street, Room 200, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  For a listing of locations and hours for Douglas County town and village municipal clerks visit https://www.douglascountywi.org/4720Absentee. For more information please contact the Douglas County Clerk’s Office at 715-395-1341 or the Superior City Clerk’s Office at 715-395-7200. ***Town of Superior Residents***   The Town of Superior Clerk's office hours are Tuesdays 9:30am-1pm and Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm or by appointment.  If you need to set up an appointment outside of the office hours, please call 715-399-8385 and leave a message or email [email protected]    

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From: Douglas County – COVID-19 Public Health Information

MEMORANDUM
 
TO:  Douglas County Municipal Clerks

FROM:  Office of the Administrator RE:  COVID-19 Public Health Information

DATE:  March 5, 2020
 
The following correspondence has been prepared for informational purposes only.
 
CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures: 

Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus. 

Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can. 

Hand Hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol. 

Environmental Health Action: Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects Routine use of these measures by individuals and their families will increase community resilience and readiness for responding to an outbreak.
 
Personal Protective Measures

During an outbreak in your community, CDC recommends the everyday preventive measures listed above—especially staying home when sick—and taking these additional measures:  

Keeping away from others who are sick. 

Limiting face-to-face contact with others as much as possible. 

Consulting with your healthcare provider if you or your household members are at high risk for COVID-19 complications 

Wearing a facemask if advised to do so by your healthcare provider or by a public health official 

Staying home when a household member is sick with respiratory disease symptoms, if instructed to do so by public health officials or a health care provider (Voluntary Home Quarantine)
 
 
Community Measures 

If COVID-19 disease is occurring in your community, state and local public health authorities may decide to implement:  

Temporary closures or dismissals of childcare facilities and schools 

Other social distancing measures that increase the physical space between people, including: 

  • Workplace social distancing measures, such as replacing in-person meetings with teleworking 
  • Modifying, postponing, or cancelling mass gatherings.

Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness.  Implementation will require extensive community engagement and ongoing and transparent public health communications.
 
Douglas County Public Health Department can be reached at 715-395-1304.
 
 
COVID-19 Info:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
 
For Schools:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/preparing-individuals-communities.html 
 
For Emergency Medical Services:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-for-ems.html 
 
 
Wisconsin Updates:   https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm