Langlade County continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 (also known as the novel coronavirus). The World Health Organization declared the spread of the virus a Pandemic and as of March 12, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in the State of Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers directed DHS Secretary Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #12, “Safer at Home,” to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Order #12 expired on Friday, April 24, 2020. Then Emergency Order #28 takes effect through 8 am Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. For information on frequently asked questions regarding the Safer at Home extension, click here or a simplified version by clicking here.
On May 11, Wisconsin announced another turn of the dial on the Safer at Home Order, adding even more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to get back to work safely and responsibly. Emergency Order #36 allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for the sale of retail goods for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. This order also allows drive-in theaters to operate with some restrictions. All businesses must continue to follow the safety precautions and guidelines outlined in the Safer at Home order, as well as review and consider the Wisconsin Department of Economic Development (WEDC) guidelines on safe business practices.
Emergency Order #34 was issued on May 12 to build upon the Safer at Home order and the last turn of the dial. This order allows golf courses to operate, aesthetic and optional lawn and construction services provided by a single employee, curbside pick-up for public libraries, and every business to provide deliveries, mailings, and curbside pick-up and drop-off services.
To preserve the progress Wisconsin has made during Safer at Home, Badger Bounce Back was developed to plan a safe reopening of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s portion of the Badger Bounce Back plan aimed at helping to ensure workers and businesses are prepared and ready to bounce back is available here.
The health and safety of the residents and visitors of Langlade County is the highest priority. Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits and to follow guidelines issued by official sources of public health information. To ensure that all visitors and residents remain safe we have compiled resources to keep everyone informed.