Door County “Safer at Home” Order is Lifted

In a recent statement from Door County Public Health Manager Susan Powers, she releases a list of guidelines and recommendations that are in full force and effective immediately, but at this point in time the “Safer at Home” extension for Door County put in place last week is now lifted. Powers starts by stressing it is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic continues. It is an easily transmittable communicable disease spread mainly through close contact, person-to-person. It is currently present and being actively transmitted in Door County. We have achieved meaningful benefits from the “Safer at Home” order and have slowed the spread of the virus. However, with the expected influx of seasonal residents and workers to Door County, there is much potential for further spread of the COVID infection which could easily tax our health care system. With our county’s large percentage of those aged 65 or older, our population is particularly vulnerable. Powers reminds our local businesses, organizations, and individuals of all the safety guidelines available from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the C.D.C., The Department of Health Services, and also from O.S.H.A.. All these guidelines can be found on each organization’s website. Compliance with these guidelines and recommendations is encouraged, but not voluntary. Non-compliance may have serious repercussions to the health and safety of our residents and visitors. Verified complaints of persistent non-compliance may be investigated. If verified, a notice and an opportunity to correct will be provided. However, if non-compliance persists, then another targeted order may be issued. Powers closes by saying, “Thank you all for your previous and anticipated ongoing cooperation to keeping our community safe as we navigate this in the coming months. It is my hope that our community will continue to take the threat of the virus seriously and take precautions to slow its spread as we enter this next phase of reopening our county.”

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