The City of Rhinelander is closing city offices for walk-ins starting Monday due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Oneida County.
“The City’s utmost priority is keeping people safe while continuing to provide services andcarry out its functions,” said Mayor Chris Frederickson in a statement. “Wear a mask while in public, practicegood hygiene and avoid gatherings of people outside your immediate family wheneverpossible."
City Hall, police, fire, and inspection offices will be closed to walk-in customers.
Meetings will still be public. People can participate virtually.
Staff will still be working and can take calls and emails for assistance.
People who need to make utility payments can do so online, by mail, or by drop-box.
Fire and police will still be responding to calls.
The city did not say how long offices would be closed.