Press Release: Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide effective August 1st, 2020


Moments ago, Governor Evers Issued an Executive Order declaring a public health emergency requiring face coverings statewide. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020.

Under this order, Wisconsin residents ages five and older are required to wear a face covering when they are indoors or in an enclosed space with anyone outside their household or living unit. Face coverings are strongly recommended if you are outdoors and maintaining physical distancing is not possible. The order also lists exceptions for activities such as eating, drinking, or swimming. Individuals with health conditions or disabilities that would prevent them from wearing of a face covering safely are exempt from this requirement.

The Governor’s Office has put together a list of FAQs here:…/1507334/Face%20Covering%2…

Adam Kastonek | Administration – Public Information Officer – Communications Specialist

1101 Carmichael Rd Hudson WI 54016

T: 715-245-4226

Village Newsletter- summer 2020

Summer Newsletter


The Star Prairie Utilities will conduct its Fire Hydrant Flushing beginning on July 22nd and July 23rd, 2020.  This notice is to inform our customers that hydrant flushing may cause discolored or “rusty” looking water. The discolored water is caused by naturally occurring iron minerals that are disturbed during the flushing process. If mineral particles are detected (that may affect laundry operations) cold water should be run to clear out household water lines. If the problem persists, residents should contact Star Prairie Utilities at (715) 531-7033.


Beginning July 1, 2020, the Village of Star Prairie’s yard waste collection site, located at 603 Hill Avenue, will be open 7am to 7pm April 1st thru December 1st. This service is for village residents only and no foot traffic is allowed. Access road has a 15 MPH limit. To ensure this amenity remains open, please help by reporting suspicious activity to Chief Thompson at 715-531-7095.


Wisconsin Elections Commission encourages absentee voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the village’s website at or 

MyVote Wisconsin at on how to obtain an absentee ballot. Please call the clerk at 715-248-7231or email at to make an appointment for in-person voter registration or early in-person voting in the clerk’s office. Upcoming Elections: August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary and November 3, 2020 General Election.


The Village’s annual Clean-Up day has been canceled for 2020. Residents are recommended to monitor and use the county’s upcoming fall collection events. Follow their website at for prices, updated schedules, and location(s) as well as the fall edition of the printed newsletter “ Your Wasteline.” Tentative dates are as follows: Tire Collection: September 19, 2020, Appliance & Electronics- September 19, 2020 and Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste- September 24-25th, 2020. 


St. Croix County Public Health Advisory Statement and Best Practices

Press Release Health Advisory 6/22/2020

St. Croix County Health Advisory Page

Press Release Health Advisory 5/15/2020

Final Health Advisory- Specific Recommendations 5/15/2020

Additional Resources offering best practices/guidance for local businesses:

WI Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Best Practices to ReOpen
Business Reopening Guides
WI Restaurant Association Reopening Checklist

WI Restaurant Association COVID-19 Reopening Guide