Face Coverings Mandatory in Town Hall starting August 3rd


For Immediate Release

Contact Jami Gebert, Town Administrator, 715-325-8025 or gebert@romewi.com

Chief Taub, Rome Fire Department, 608-616-2946 or taub@romewi.com 


Rome, WI (July 24, 2020) – Effective Monday, August 3, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., Rome Town Hall will be placing additional restrictions in place due to COVID-19.  These restrictions are in order to keep the public and Town employees safe.


Face coverings will be mandatory to enter Town Hall. If you do not have a face covering, one will be provided for you. If you cannot or do not wish to wear a face covering in Town Hall, please call the appropriate Town department and arrangements can be made for assistance.  A listing of Departments can be found at www.romewi.com under Departments, or call 715-325-8023 for assistance.


Face coverings will also be required if attending any Town related meeting being held in the Community Room.  Again, if you do not have a face covering, one will be provided for you.  The Town meetings will continue to be held the Community Room until further notice and a Webex audio/visual option will be made available for anyone uncomfortable with participating in person.


Exceptions for mandatory face covering may include children under age five, and persons who should not wear face coverings due to medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or for whom no other accommodation can be offered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Additionally, persons who have upper-respiratory chronic conditions, silent or invisible disabilities, or are communicating with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and communication cannot be achieved through other means.


Per the Wisconsin Elections Commission regulations, face coverings will not be required for voters on election days this fall.  Face coverings are still strongly encouraged in Town Hall and will be available.


Additionally, due to the increase in cases being experienced in Adams and surrounding counties, the Community Room will continue to be closed to meeting groups and activities.  This closure of the Community Room will be until further notice.


The Town strongly urges residents to continue following recommended guidelines such as maintaining social distance, washing hands thoroughly, and avoiding touching your face. Residents are cautioned to use public amenities, such as playground equipment, at their own risk, knowing that COVID-19 remains a threat in the community.


Adams County Public Health continues to post updates both on the County’s web site, https://www.co.adams.wi.us/covid-19 or on Facebook @Adams County Health & Human Services Division of Public Health.