Updates as of 05/27/20

Reopening City Buildings

A statement from Mayor Tony Penterman in regards to the reopening of City buildings:

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the City of Kaukauna have remained committed to providing the same services to the residents of our community via online platforms and telephone. City staff have worked through a plan to reopen City buildings to the public with safety measures in place to keep staff and residents safe. Click here for further detail on reopening strategies for each facility/department.

While our city buildings will be open to the public, we ask residents and other visitors to please first consider using our website or calling the appropriate department for assistance. We offer many options to serve residents’ needs without making an in-person visit. Please note that person-to-person meetings between the public and staff are available by appointment only. Please call the appropriate department to make arrangements.

Here are the open dates for a few city buildings (click here for further detail)

  • Kaukauna Public Library – opening Wednesday, May 27th
  • 1000 Islands Environmental Center – opening Monday, June 1st
  • Municipal Services Building, SPAR Building, Police Department Lobby – opening Monday, June 8th

Thank you for your patience as we work through these details. Please continue to stay safe and remain cognizant to the fact that this virus is still present.”

Updates as of 05/15/20

“It was the right decision for businesses and citizens, now we can get past the politics of government mandates, and focus on education and common sense in adhering to CDC and WEDC guidelines so we can get back to doing what we do SAFELY. It would be a shame to see a spike after all the sacrifice and hardship we’ve all endured to keep a lid on this contagion – let’s be the great, free citizens of Kaukauna, USA, and let’s be safe.”

-Mayor Tony Penterman



Click here for the official press release from Outagamie County.
Click here for COVID-19 recommendations from Outagamie County.
Click here for guidance on reopening businesses from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Click here for guidance from the CDC.

Click here for guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Updates as of 05/14/20

On Wednesday, May 13th, the WI State Supreme Court struck down Governor Evers’ Safer at Home Order. However, on Thursday, May 14th, Outagamie County Public Health Division issued a local Safer at Home Order, which mirrors the State’s former Orders (Safer At Home, Badger Bounce Back, and Turn the Dial), effective at 8:00am on May 14, 2020. The City of Kaukauna is required to follow authority of the county and enforce the Safer at Home Order. The full Order can be found here. And the press release from Outagamie County can be found here.

We recognize that residents and businesses are anxious to move beyond these restrictions, however, we are mandated by law to follow the order of the Outagamie County Public Health Officer.

As stated in the press release from Outagamie Public Health Division, this Order has been established to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Please continue to follow CDC and DHS guidelines for staying healthy and preventing the spread of the virus.

For more information on the regional COVID-19 testing site, please visit the county website.

City buildings will remain closed, but, as stated before, most city services will continue as normal. Please stay tuned to our social media and website for updates along the way.


Mayor Tony Penterman has declared a Public Health Emergency in the City of Kaukauna. While no cases have been confirmed here, they are popping up near us. We are proactively trying to minimize the spread of this virus locally.

Effective Tuesday, March 17th at 1pm, most City buildings will be closed to the public until Tuesday, May 26th. Even though our buildings are closed to the public, City services will continue as normal. With questions, we encourage you to call, email, or use our website to contact the appropriate department.

We have received many questions regarding the April 7th election. Please remember that absentee ballots to vote are available by mail. You can request one at myvote.wi.gov. You can contact our City Clerk’s office at 920-766-6300 for assistance. In-person early voting starts March 23 as scheduled and polling locations will still be open and operating normally for anyone who prefers to vote in person on Election Day.

See the official press release and proclamation here.


This website page will be updated continuously with cancellations and other information.

For cancellations from from each City Department, click the links to the left. Their direct numbers are listed below for questions:

  • 1000 Islands Environmental Center – 920-766-4733
  • Clerk/Treasurer – 920-766-6300
  • Kaukauna Public Library – 920-766-6340
  • Municipal Court – 920-766-6378
  • Police Department – 920-766-6333
  • Recreation Department – 920-766-6335

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Stay tuned to this page for updates on the COVID-19 virus.

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