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City of Middleton COVID-19 Closures and Updates

City of Middleton specific closures and updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Latest Update:

August 3, 2020 1:41 PM

Due to the latest increase in COVID-19 cases in Dane County, City Hall will remain closed to the public indefinitely. This decision is made out of concern for both the public and city employees’ health and well-being. City Hall staff continue to work, so if someone needs to schedule an appointment, we are available by e-mail, phone and Zoom. If absolutely necessary, we can schedule a meeting by appointment too.
The Library also is closed indefinitely but continues to provide curbside service. The Senior Center is open selectively for some programs but not for full services or for service of meals.
The Visitors’ Center/Tourism Department is also closed indefinitely, but the staff continue their work from home.
We will continue to conduct meetings via Zoom and record them to the City’s You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MiddletonWeb. In so doing, the Plan Commission and City Council will continue to be livestreamed and open for walk-in members of the public with a limit of 10 persons in the Council Chambers at any time.
Recreation programs practicing physical distancing will continue using the Council Chambers, City Hall green space and Hubbard Activity Center.
Let’s keep our community safe and healthy!

Prior Updates

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May 21, 2020 10:21 AM

After the expiration of Dane County’s Safer at Home order on Tuesday, May 26, and through Sunday, July 5 (target date subject to change), City Administrator, Mike Davis, has announced that City Hall will reopen for scheduled appointments and in-person meetings if necessary to conduct business. Please see the document below summarizing our steps resume providing services while keeping our citizens and staff safe and healthy!

City Hall reopening Summary
May 11, 2020 1:33 PM


The Middleton Recycling Center is partially re-opening beginning on Saturday, May 16. Please read the information below regarding limited services offerings due to COVID-19.

Special notes during initial limited operations:

1. Thank you for your patience, and for storing recyclables at your home, while we were temporarily closed due to the pandemic. The Middleton Recycling Center will open on Saturday, May 16 with limited operations.

2. Visitors to the Recycling Center are asked to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while in the center. Middleton staff will also be wearing a mask.

3. Until further notice, we will not accept materials that require payment of a fee, including TVs, computer monitors, microwaves or rechargeable batteries. Please continue to store those items for recycling when we're able to expand services to safely accept payments again. We will accept for recycling all other (non-fee) materials listed on this page.

4. Even with limited operations, we anticipate there may be periods with long lines and wait times. Please plan accordingly, and please be patient. If we can't operate safely, we can't remain open.

5. Up to two vehicles (preferably one) may be allowed into the building at one time. This is intended to help achieve social distancing for public health. Please remain at least 6 feet from others (including staff) while using the center.

6. Staff at the Middleton Recycling Center are not able to assist residents in unloading recyclables. Customers are expected to place their materials in the proper receptacle and to help keep the center neat. Due to risk of infection, staff cannot reposition recyclable materials inefficiently placed in dumpsters. Inefficient dumpster use may require closing early to allow changing of dumpsters, and will raise expenses.

7. Prior to closing time, staff will set a sign behind the last vehicle that will be allowed in for the day. Others waiting in line will need to return another day.

8. Freecycle to remain closed at this time.

For additional information, please visit the Middleton Recycling Center webpage at: cityofmiddleton/recyclingcenter.

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