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Customer Restrictions for County Departments

Posted 3/27/2020 by tminer@co.wood.wi.us

As we continue to monitor and react to the COVID-19 emergency, Wood County recommends people should avoid all non-essential travel and stay home if they are sick. To that end, the following departments have implemented further restrictions to customer access during this emergency.

COUNTY CLERK – The office will be staffed, but will not be open to the public.  There will be no vehicle registration services or passport services offered during this time.  Marriage licenses will be issued by appointment only.  Appointments are available by calling 715-421-8460. 

COURTS/CLERK OF COURTS - The Wood County Circuit Court has implemented temporary changes in their scheduling to address concerns related to the COVID-19 virus.  http://www.co.wood.wi.us/CurrentEvents.aspx?BlogPostID=643 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY/VICTIM WITNESS - The District Attorney’s Office and Victim/Witness Office is fully staffed, but prefer to limit physical interactions with people and encourage phone contact. 

EDGEWATER HAVEN - Edgewater Haven is restricting all visitation, except for end of life situations, until further notice as mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 

EXTENSION - The UW Extension office in the Courthouse is not open to public. Request for services can be obtained by calling 715-421-8440. This number will be monitored and responded to accordingly.

FINANCE - Finance Dept. employees will be working from home for the majority of the time.  You can reach them via email.

HEALTH DEPT. – WIC UNIT - Due to COVID-19, we are doing all appointments over the phone. Our Marshfield/Pittsville office locations are closed, but our Wisconsin Rapids office remains open, at this time. If you have an upcoming appointment, please await a phone call. Please call with any questions/concerns. Follow us on Facebook for more clinic updates.  http://www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/Health/WIC.aspx

HIGHWAY DEPT. - The Wood County Highway Department is limiting visitors to Highway facilities to those who have essential business transactions with the department.

HUMAN RESOURCES - The Human Resources Department remains open for business via telephone and email. We are continuing to recruit for open positions. A list of current openings can be found at: https://careers.co.wood.wi.us/CyberWeb/. Human Resources can be reached from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 715-421-8457 or hr@co.wood.wi.us.

HUMAN SERVICES - Wood County Human Services will begin screening all visitors who enter the Wisconsin Rapids River Block location and anyone who has a Face to Face appointment scheduled at our Marshfield City Hall locations. The screening process will begin on Monday, March 23. Each individual will be asked a series of questions to determine if they have symptoms related to COVID-19. If so, they will not be able to enter the building to conduct business.  We strongly encourage anyone who does not need to meet with someone in person to please consider using one of the alternative communication options referenced above or the secure drop boxes if you need to drop something off. You are welcome to follow-up by phone to check on the status of the documents you may have placed in the drop box at any time. You can be assured we will process your documents timely.

LAND & WATER CONSERVATION - The Land & Water Conservation office has closed their public service counter in River Block, but remains fully staffed and available via telephone and email. Individuals needing assistance will be seen by appointment only. 

NORWOOD HEALTH CENTER - Norwood is restricted to essential health care personnel only, no visitors allowed without Administrative approval.

PARKS & FORESTRY DEPT. – Office is closed to the public.  Please see link below.  http://www.co.wood.wi.us/CurrentEvents.aspx?BlogPostID=645

 PLANNING & ZONING – The Planning & Zoning office has closed their public service counter in the Courthouse but remains fully staffed to answer questions or information needs of the public via telephone, email, and fax.

REGISTER OF DEEDS - The Register of Deeds office remains open, however, in person genealogy searches are being restricted at this time. Please call 715-421-8450 if needed.

SHERIFF’S DEPT. - The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is taking measures similar to other law enforcement agencies while interacting with the public. Many non-emergency calls for service will be handled by phone to reduce deputy/citizen contacts during this virus containment time. Please see press release:  https://www.co.wood.wi.us/CurrentEvents.aspx?BlogPostID=656

TREASURER - The Treasurer’s Office has closed their public service counter in the Courthouse but will remain fully staffed to answer questions or information needs of the public via telephone, email, and fax. Payments can be left with the Security Services Officers at the courthouse entrance and must be in an envelope with your name and parcel number.

VETERAN SERVICES - The Veteran Service Offices remain operational but will no longer accept walk-ins, scheduled appointments, or other in-person services. We will serve the public though telephone, email, fax, and the US Mail until further notice. (Wisconsin Rapids & Marshfield offices)

If you have questions on whether the department you wish to visit is still open, please give them a call at their number provided on the Wood County website (http://www.co.wood.wi.us/ ). This listing will be updated as needed on both the Wood County website and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WoodCoWisc/ ).