COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Spring Election

With the arrival of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in Wisconsin, many Appletonians should be taking steps to minimize their potential exposure to this virus. Please monitor the Appleton Health Department, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest public health information on COVID-19. 

Appletonians may also be concerned about what the COVID-19 outbreak might mean for the Spring Election on April 7, 2020. Participation in free and fair elections is a fundamental aspect of our system of government in the United States. Below is information on one way to ensure your voice is heard without physically going to the polls. 

Absentee Voting

If you have received your absentee ballot, please fill it out and place it in the mail ASAP. While the deadline for returning ballots has been extended to April 13 (due at the Clerk’s office by mail or city drop box), the postmark deadline remains in question. We strongly encourage you to mail your ballot no later than 4 pm Tuesday, April 7th to make sure it is counted.

The deadline has passed to request an absentee ballot. As of Sunday, April 5th, in-person voting will occur as scheduled on April 7th.

If you have questions regarding voting and the Spring Election, please contact the Appleton City Clerk at 920-832-6443

Campaign Activities & Events

The Jake Woodford for Mayor team is closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in regular contact with the City of Appleton Health Department and will be adjusting campaign plans in accordance with any guidance that is issued. As of March 13, we have suspended in-person door knocking and events. As of March 23, we have suspended campaign literature drops.

We are also in contact with third-party election event sponsors (such as forums and meet-and-greets) and will support any decisions made to adjust event schedules or formats in the interest of public health.  

Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Illnesses (Such as Influenza and COVID-19)

Share facts about COVID-19 (Produced by the CDC)


Compiled by City of Appleton Community and Economic Development Department 3/27/2020

Call 920-832-6468 for assistance

While we are trying to minimize duplication of information, we also want to make resources easily accessible.  We will update this list as new resources, rules, and regulations become available.  

Fox Cities Chamber link allows the user to access several other links that are highlighted below as well:http://foxcitieschamber.com/news/2020/03/12/member-news/a-message-about-coronavirus-from-chamber-president/

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) shared the links below and attached PDF.

Businesses will be asked to supply the following information as part of the application process financial support:

•             Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T) for the applicant, principals and affiliates.

•             Complete copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return – Two years

•             Schedule of Liabilities (SBA Form 2202).

•             Payroll Reporting for 2019 and YTD 2020

•             Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413) 

•             Monthly Profit and loss statements – Two years

•             Monthly sales figures (SBA Form 1368)

•             Business that measure backlogs as a tool; utilize pre and post pandemic backlogs to measure lost business opportunities

•             Begin tracking COVID-19 related expenses incurred.

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities have collaborated to establish a COVID-19 Community Response Fund within the Community Foundation. For more information: https://www.cffoxvalley.org/covid-19-how-you-can-help-now/

Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) shared this link to a document from US Travel Association that summarizes the CARESAct from a hospitality perspective.  NOTE* This bill was passed by the US Senate and expected to be passed by the House soon.  CARESAct Summary

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Economic Development staff have created an updated web pages for the following:

Fox Valley Technical College Update as of 3-25-2020 is as follows: 

Classes – Many program classes are available on-line.  More are being converted as quickly as possible.  Many customized training topics, such as supply chain training are online now.  Online options are available for many other customized classes, as well.

COVID-19 – More information is available at www.fvtc.edu/CoronaVirus-COVID-19

For more information use this link: https://www.fvtc.edu/training-services/public-safety-training/aircraft-rescue-and-fire-fighting-ARFF

U.S. Census reminds us to complete the survey and see the attached PDF for more information.  

In this link here, you can see in real time the response rates of our communities.  Wisconsin is currently battling with 1st place with Nebraska, so that means we are on track again to be number 1 in self-response rates for this decennial.  You can also break down the map by county, city, township, etc. to get an idea of how your efforts and working out in your communities.  

As it may not have been blatantly clear in the Invitation to respond received in the mail, as you already know in addition to filling out the census online, it can also be conducted via the telephone.  The English number to do so is 1-844-330-2020.  When calling, you need to listen to the prompts as the number is not JUST for responding via telephone, it is also a support number.  Additionally, there are different telephone numbers for the other supported “live languages”, and the list of those numbers can be found here: 

Chinese (Mandarin)844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese)844-398-2020
Haitian Creole844-477-2020
English (Puerto Rico residents)844-418-2020
Spanish (Puerto Rico residents)844-426-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD)844-467-2020

Additionally, language support for other languages can be found here:  https://2020census.gov/en/languages.html

Jake Woodford for Mayor
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