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County health departments issue statements on Supreme Court ruling

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Published: May. 14, 2020 at 8:43 AM CDT
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The following statement was issue by Lieske Giese, Director of the Eau Claire City-County Health Department:

“In the wake of the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling regarding the Safer-At-Home order, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department is consulting with state and local authorities about possible next steps. In the meantime, in the interests of preventing spread of COVID-19, we respectfully request that Eau Claire County residents voluntarily continue to follow safe social

distancing practices.”

The health and safety of all community members remains our highest priority.

The following statement was issue by KT Gallagher, Director of the Dunn County Health Department:

“These are difficult times for a lot of people. A disease threatens our health and lives and our efforts to stop it have challenged our freedom and livelihoods. In the wake of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

ruling regarding the Safer-At-Home order, the Dunn County Health Department is consulting with state and local authorities about possible next steps. In the meantime, in the interests of preventing

spread of COVID-19, we respectfully request that Dunn County residents voluntarily continue to follow safe social distancing practices.”

The health and safety of all community members remains our highest priority. We are working to provide guidelines by the end of the business day.

Clark County Health Department’s Updated Statement on WI Supreme Court Ruling:

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the WI Supreme Court overturned the state’s Safer at Home Order. With this ruling, businesses now have the right to be open.

Although the Safer at Home Order is gone, the virus remains. In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are respectfully requesting that Clark County residents, businesses, and other entities voluntarily follow safe social distancing practices. Businesses have an important role in protecting their customers, employees, and the community.

Local, state, and national resources are available to help businesses adopt best practices. Please

refer to the resources listed below:

 Clark County Website: https://www.clarkcountywi.com/

 Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: https://wedc.org/reopen-guidelines/

 Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-gettingsick/prevention.html

Please be aware that guidelines may change in the upcoming days or weeks. Should any

new information become available, we will keep the public informed.

The health and safety of all community members remains our highest priority. The CCHD

continues to isolate and conduct investigations with individuals who test positive for COVID-19

and implement quarantine measures for any close contacts.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.

Monroe County statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling:

In light of the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on May 13, Monroe County Health Department urges county residents to continue to take the necessary steps to continue to protect the health and safety of themselves, their families and community.

Now, more than ever, it is important to take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

 Stay home as much as possible.

 Minimize physical contact with anyone outside of your household-maintain 6 feet of

distance between yourself and others if you need to go out.

 Practice good hygiene:

o Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not

available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

o Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the

inside of your elbow.

o Avoid touching your face.

 Wear a fabric face covering when you must be in public.

Businesses are also responsible for taking steps to protect the health of their employees and

prevent transmission in their facilities. For recommendations, visit

healthymonroecountywi.org/covidtoolkit.

Monroe County Health Department will continue to follow up on positive cases of COVID-19

and conduct contact tracing for contacts of positive cases.

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