FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wisconsin Announces 65 and older Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning January 25
Emergency Order #1 from Governor Evers relating to Stopping the Spread of a New Highly Contagious Variant of COVID-19 by Requiring Face Coverings.
Executive Order #104 from Governor Evers relating to Declaring a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency.
CANCELATIONS, SUSPENSIONS OR POSTPONEMENTS OF EVENTS, PROGRAMS & SERVICES AFFILIATED WITH THE NEW BERLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT: The City of New Berlin has been diligently following guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control, the Wisconsin Department of Health and the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services. In response to those recommendations, the City is taking precautionary measures to protect the safety and health of our residents and staff. Therefore the City of New Berlin announces the following cancelations, suspensions or postponements of programs and events in which the City of New Berlin Police Department has an active role: (please click the link below to read further)
Covid-19 PCR testing by Summit Clinical Labs is taking place at the Malone Park Tennis Courts Parking Lot from 10am to 3pm, Monday - Saturday. For additional information, please view the flyer.
Limit on Public Gatherings
Waukesha County Public Health and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to increase COVID-19 community testing as the 2020/2021 school year begins. Eight drive-thru community test dates will be available in September. Nasal swab tests will be administered to the first 600 individuals to arrive each day.
View a letter from Mayor Ament regarding the Governor's Emergency Order #1.
The New Berlin Public Library has provided an update on their services for the week of June 8th.
Waukesha County Public Health expanded its large gathering recommendation to advise that up to 100 people may congregate in a social setting in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Waukesha County launches "Stay Safe to Stay Open" campaign.
The Library is working towards opening for the community in the safest way possible.
In light of the recent Supreme Court decision striking down the Governor’s Safer at Home Order, the City of New Berlin Recreation Department will be resuming a limited amount of in-person programming beginning Monday, June 8th. Programs will be analyzed on a case-by-case basis in order to determine the feasibility and safety of holding classes. Some activities may be cancelled, postponed, or suspended until a later date as we deem necessary. For more information regarding the status of specific summer programs, please refer to the resources listed at the bottom of this Press Release.The health and wellness of our staff and our participants is of utmost importance to the City, and we encourage everyone to follow the CDC and DHS (Department of Health Services) guidelines when choosing to participate in summer programs offered by the Recreation Department. PPE will not be required for the staff or the participants, however we strongly urge both to utilize any garments or equipment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we deal with this rapidly evolving situation, and we thank you for your unwavering support!
Waukesha County Issues Guidelines to Help Businesses Safely Reopen During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mayor Ament has extended the State of Emergency regarding COVID-19 through June 15th.
Statement from City of New Berlin Mayor David Ament after Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down "Safer at Home" Order Extension.
STATEMENT FROM WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE PAUL FARROW AFTER WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN “SAFER AT HOME” ORDER EXTENSION
Governor Evers has announced another turn of the dial on Safer at Home to add even more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way.
The City of New Berlin has set-up and opened a limited number of Pickleball and Tennis Courts within the parks' system. Facility users are only permitted to use the courts that have been designated as OPEN by the City; this would include any court that the Parks' staff has installed permanent nets at for the season. At this time users are not permitted to set-up their own nets on any courts or at any parks facilities. Please see below for a detailed list highlighting all of the City's Pickleball and Tennis Courts that are currently open for play.
Waukesha County kicks off plan to increase COVID-19 testing with three-day drive-thru test site
Emergency Order #34 gives more opportunities for non-essential businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way.
Action Needed for People Receiving SSI with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns to Receive $500 Per Child Payment“Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May. People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment. They should immediately go to the IRS’s webpage at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Your Information section to provide their information. SSI recipients who have dependent children and did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by Tuesday, May 5, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly. By taking this proactive step to enter information on the IRS website about them and their qualifying children, they will also receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. If people in this group do not provide their information to the IRS soon, their payment at this time will be $1,200 only. They would then be required to file a tax year 2020 tax return to obtain the additional $500 per eligible child.I urge SSI recipients with qualifying children and who do not normally file taxes to take action now. Immediately go to IRS.gov so that you will receive the full amount of the Economic Impact Payments you and your family are eligible for.Lastly, a word of caution. Be aware of scams related to the Economic Impact Payments. There is no fee required to receive these payments. Don’t be fooled.Visit the agency’s COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/ for important information and updates.”Click here to view the IRS press release about this important issue.
The Library facility is closed to the public until further notice.The Library’s book drop remains closed. No fines will incur on your checked-out materials while the Library is closed. Due dates are all automatically pushed out to Monday, June 1st.The Library’s drive-up window will remain closed due to anticipated parking lot construction, but we will begin Curbside Pick-Up Services from the Library’s Michelle Witmer Memorial Dr. entrance on Tuesday, April 28th. New Berlin Public Library materials only will be available for pick-up. There are no inter-library loan or Cafe Library holds being transported at this time.Information about the Library’s Curbside Pick-Up will be available Tuesday, April 28th on the Library’s website at: www.newberlinlibrary.orgThe Library’s phones will be staffed M: 9:00-5:00, T, W & Th: 9-6:30,F: 9:00-5:00 and Sat.9:00-1:00. We are regularly checking voicemail and email for inquiries.OverDrive/Libby, Flipster, Hoopla, Online Databases and Gale Courses are all available. Librarian staff will post links to other resources through Social Media.To contact the Library: 262-785-4980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Berlin Recreation Department Issues New Updates on Services Rendered
New Berlin Hills Golf Course will re-open on Friday, April 24th.
Emergency Order #31, Badger Bounce Back, offers steps on opening up the State's economy.
After receiving further clarification from the Governor’s Office, Mayor Dave Ament has re-opened the City’s Recycling Center located at 3711 S Casper Drive. Summer hours for the recycling center will be in effect, which means the center will be open:• Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am – 7 pm, and• Saturdays 8 am – 4 pm.Please note that the Tuesday & Thursday hours have been expanded slightly from last year, and the Recycling Center will be opening now at 9 am on those days.Residents should expect longer wait times since the City will be limiting the number of cars entering the Recycling Center. Social Distancing must be practiced. We ask residents for their cooperation and respect for our employees and others. Residents are encouraged to wear masks. The Recycling Center is open to only New Berlin residents and Drivers Licenses will be checked. In the case of a new resident whose driver’s license does not match their current New Berlin address, both the driver’s license and a Utility Bill will be required for evidence of residency.Should the City find that the proper social distancing is not being practiced by our residents, the City will reconsider its’ decision to reopen. The Safety of our residents and employees is our utmost priority.For more information please visit our Recycling Center and Trash Information webpage.
"Safer at Home" order extended through May 26th.
The City of New Berlin has cancelled the annual Safety Saturday event slated for May 16, 2020. This community safety and wellness event, organized by the New Berlin Safety Saturday Committee in coordination with the Police/Fire Departments, is generally held at Children’s Hospital at 4855 S Moorland Rd in New Berlin. This decision was made in an effort to keep families, volunteers and employees safe during the COVID-19 emergency.
Governor Evers has placed a temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures
All City of New Berlin Parks and Trails remain open during the Safer At Home order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The City believes that these amenities provide residents with the ability to relieve stress by being outside and exercising. The City wants you to continue to utilize our park system to its fullest extent, while maintaining the social distancing required by the Safer At Home Order. Although parks and trails are open, there are certain amenities such as restrooms, playgrounds, shelters, basketball courts, New Berlin Hills Golf Course and the Valley View Disc Golf Course that are closed due to this order. In addition, no team or contact sports are allowed at this time.As a reminder, social distancing is key during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please use our parks and trails with members of your own household but maintain at least 6 feet between other people. We want to thank you for continuing to utilize the New Berlin Park system responsibly so that it can be enjoyed by our residents throughout this pandemic. We also encourage you to use the amenity closures as an opportunity to explore the rest of our park system, from our trails at Malone Park and Stigler Nature Preserve, to the wide open fields at Valley View and ProHealth Care Park and even to New Berlin’s own lakefront view at Kelly Lake Park. For additional New Berlin COVID-19 information, please use our Notify-Me feature or visit the City of New Berlin website at newberlin.org.
The New Berlin Police Department has addressed resident concerns regarding COVID-19.