Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus in the United States and in Wisconsin, the Oconto County Health Officer has issued a Travel Advisory.
The Oconto County Health Officer recommends that those with second/seasonal homes within Oconto County refrain from traveling to those properties due to the limited healthcare infrastructure available within the County and increased risk of community-to-community spread.
People who have seasonal homes are recommended to stay at your winter homes at this time. If you recently arrived in Oconto County from outside of the County, you are encouraged to self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days in order to help stop potential community-to-community spread.
Oconto County has a high percentage of older adults and vulnerable population. These high risk groups are one of the county’s priority groups that need protection to keep Oconto County healthy and safe.
People are to continue compliance with other applicable restrictions, such as the Wisconsin Governor’s Safer at Home Order, and the Illinois Governor’s Stay at Home Order issued to Illinois residents. The Illinois Stay at Home Order effectively restricts Illinois residents from coming to their second or seasonal home in Oconto County.
Oconto County has already taken steps necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19, including Oconto County Board of Supervisors’ adoption of a COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. Please be aware that additional health and travel restrictions may be imposed in the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an ever changing and very serious health situation. Oconto County needs to be diligent in its response to establish restrictions which protect the health and safety of Oconto County residents.
Visit www.co.oconto.wi.us and click on COVID-19 under Quick Links for more information, including this travel advisory. On Facebook, follow Oconto County a Place for You. For State information visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/