COVID 19 Updates

March 24, 2020

The Mercer Town Board Chair and Administrative Team have announced that all nonessential functions at the Mercer Town buildings will be closed to the general public in an effort to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission and to protect the citizens and employee of the Town of Mercer.

Effective 3PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 all facilities will be closed to the general public.  Anyone needing to do business at Mercer Town Buildings should call ahead and be prepared to make alternative arrangements instead of meeting in person.  All entrances to the buildings will be locked.  Customers with prearranged appointments will be instructed on how to enter the building

Functions remaining open at this time:

  • The Clerk will be telecommuting and available via phone or email. You can register for an absentee ballot for the May and other upcoming elections at the website myvote.wi.gov or send an email to the town hall requesting your absentee ballot @ tomiron@centurytel.net.  IF you do not have access to a computer you can call the clerk and set up an appointment to vote in person (715.476.2403)
  • The transfer station/recycle center will remain open but people must place their own garbage into the correct area and remain the safe distance of 6 feet away from the workers.

It is important to note that the coronavirus outbreak and public response is extremely fluid and subject to change.  The Mercer Town Board Chair and Iron County Administrative team are continuously assessing the situation in collaboration with Iron County and Iron County Public Health Department.  The Town of Mercer continues to follow guidance from local public health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the CDC.

While we understand that these changes being implemented throughout the town are disruptive, they are essential to mitigate the impact of coronavirus and protect the health of the public and our employees.

We are in this together and we urge every individual to do their part in slowing the spread of the virus.  Socially distance yourself form others, avoid groups of more than 10, wash your hands frequently and stay home whenever possible.