MONROE — Green County Public Health Department has lifted its emergency orders relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This decision follows last week’s Wisconsin Supreme Court action overturning the State’s Safer at Home order. The Green County District Attorney’s office and the County’s Corporation Counsel have also advised that the county’s emergency order may not be enforceable under current county ordinances.
Green County Health Department Director RoAnn Warden stressed that while the order has been lifted, the virus is still here. Numbers locally and in Wisconsin continue to grow. Warden strongly encourages everyone to follow recommended best practices for individuals, businesses and community groups. These practices include: Frequent handwashing, avoid touching your face, maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet, wear a face covering in public, avoid large group gatherings, disinfect surfaces, stay home when sick, cover coughs and sneezes and protect vulnerable populations.
More information on these practices and the Green County Business Re-Opening Toolkit can be found at https://gcpublichealth.org/coronavirus/.
As businesses respond to the change, they are encouraged to look to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation at https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/covid-19-response/, individual trade associations and their insurance carrier for best practice recommendations to keep their customers and employees safe.
Those who feel they have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider for testing options, or visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/testing for a list of community testing sites.