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May 15, 2020 - Oconto County Public Health Department Releases Re-Opening Guidelines

The Oconto County Public Health Department announced the release of guidelines today to assist business, individuals, and event organizers in order to protect the health and safety of the community.  Those guidelines can be found here:  https://bit.ly/36300XC

“We appreciate the great sacrifice from Oconto County businesses and residents as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Debra Konitzer, Oconto County Health Officer. “We have full confidence in our businesses and residents that they will implement these guidelines in order to keep their customers and staff safe.”

Oconto County is not issuing an order to extend Safer at Home, or any other mandated restrictions.  However, the Oconto County Health Officer continues to reserve the right and duty to take such action in the event that COVID-19 overwhelms our health care system or jeopardizes public health.

“While the order has changed, the virus has not,” stated Konitzer.  “Personal responsibility and accountability are essential to keep the spread of COVID-19 low.”

The guidelines can be found on Oconto County’s website at www.co.oconto.wi.us and include information for bars, restaurants, churches and salons, to name a few.  There is also individual guidance for residents which includes frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and wearing a mask in public.

“We are aware that best practices may change over time, and we continue to monitor the situation,” said Konitzer. “We can all do our part to keep Oconto County safe.  It’s in our hands, Oconto County.”

Call the Oconto County Public Health Department with 920-834-7000 with questions.