UPDATED March 25, 2020 at 4:41 p.m.

Village Green Playground & Tennis/Pickleball Courts Closed

Due to the Safer at Home order the Village Green playground, tennis and pickleball courts will be closed until April 24th.  Village Green and the Lighthouse Grounds can still be used for walking and other exercise, if proper social distancing requirements are followed, which include:

  • Maintaining distancing of six feet between people;
  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 second as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer;
  • Covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands);
  • Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces;
  • Not shaking hands; and
  • Following all other public health recommendations issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Service and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Safer at Home Executive Order

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Governor Tony Evers directed the Department of Health Services to issue a Safer at Home order.  The Governor’s executive order includes the entire state and is mandatory. Please, in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and protect your families, friends and neighbors – stay home. The order is in effect at 8:00 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 8:00 am Friday, April 24, 2020 or until a superseding order is issued.

The Governor’s order means that you must stay at home, leaving only for essential reasons such as to get groceries or medicine, to get medical care, to get exercise, to take care of others, and for certain types of work. You should significantly restrict your outside movement to only essential outings in order to help stop the spread of the virus.

Law enforcement will assist in enforcing this order but adhering to the order will save lives and it is the responsibility of every Wisconsin resident to do their part. Law enforcement is more likely to intervene if they witness or receive reports of:

  • Crowds of people gathering, especially if packed closely together or not social distancing.
  • Flagrant violation – such as a bar or restaurant having a room full of customers eating in.
  • Employees being asked to report to work in-person where the business is not supposed to be open or appropriate social distancing precautions are not taking place

The Wind Point Police Department will not be randomly stopping vehicles to ask you where you are going, and it is fine for people to be out on their way to or from essential work, to be out for necessities like going to the pharmacy or getting groceries, or to be out just taking a walk. People gathering in groups may be asked why they are gathering, to practice better social distancing, or to go home. You should abstain from all nonessential activities.

Adhering to the order will save lives and it is the responsibility of everyone to do their part. Please continue to practice social distancing, frequent hand-washing, avoid touching your face and continue to disinfect frequently touched surfaces.  The Governor’s Office issued a FAQ sheet for the Safer at Home Order which can be viewed here. 

Racine County Launches Coronavirus Response Hub

Racine County, in conjunction with the Central Racine County Health Department, and the City of Racine Health Department, launched a new website that will feature regular local updates on the COVID-19 outbreak.   The site can be found at www.racinecounty.com/coronavirus.

The site includes daily updates from the Racine County Joint Information Center and also has a variety of other information, resources, and mapping tools with more information still to come.

Village Office Closed

For the safety and well-being of our residents and staff the Village Office will be closed until further notice. The office will continue to operate during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  You can reach staff via phone at 262-639-3524 or email at info@windpoint.org during office hours. We are asking that residents who wish to conduct business in person utilize the following options:

Secure Drop Box: Located on the circle drive outside the Village Office. Payments can be placed in the drop box.  When you drop off your items please make sure to include your address so that we can send any items that you have requested back via mail.

Mail: Payments can be made by mail to the Village of Wind Point, 215 E. Four Mile Rd., Racine, WI 53402.

Online: Payments for Water Bills and Municipal Court citations can be made online by clicking the links to the left.

Village Public Works staff is still available to respond to emergencies such as downed trees or water main breaks. The Wind Point Police Department and Caledonia Fire & EMS Department are operating as normal.

April 7, 2020 Presidential Preference and Spring General Election

As of this writing, polls for the Village of Wind Point will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020, at the Prairie School, Johnson Athletic Center (JAC). However, given the current situation with the rapidly spreading COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to vote via absentee ballot. Voting absentee by mail is especially important for the elderly, those who have traveled recently and those who have a suppressed immune system. To learn about your options for voting in this upcoming election, please visit our April 7, 2020 Election page for additional information.

Wind Point/North Bay Municipal Court cancelled

The Wind Point/North Bay Municipal Court has cancelled proceedings effective immediately through May 1, 2020 and possibly further. Court Dates scheduled for April have been moved to May.  If you have questions regarding your court date please contact Municipal Court Clerk April Cruz at courtclerk@windpoint.org.

Updates from the City of Racine County Health Department:

Residents are encouraged to stay up to date by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus website at www.coronavirus.gov and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19.

Please remember this situation is rapidly evolving and conditions may change daily.  Any changes to Village operations will be communicated to the public.

Please contact the Village at 262-639-3524 or the City of Racine Health Department at 262-636-9201 should you have any questions or concerns.