Oconto County officials are reminding Oconto County residents that yard, rummage and/or garage sales are prohibited under Governor Evers’ Emergency Order #12, also known as the Safer at Home Order. This order was put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 during the current public health emergency.
“We realize that this is another disruption due to COVID-19 as people may be spring cleaning with the extra time at home and may want to sell their items,” stated Debra Konitzer, Oconto County Health Officer. “However, we are still under a public health emergency and we need to continue to practice social distancing in order to keep the public safe and healthy.”
Article #3 of Governor Evers’ Emergency Order #12 states that “all public and private gatherings of any number of people that are not part of a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes expressly permitted in this Order.” Emergency Order #12 is in effect until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, however this is subject to change.
With this in mind, all Oconto County residents are expected to adhere to this requirement in order to provide the utmost protection possible for our friends, families and neighbors during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Working together to stop the spread of COVID-19 is critical in allowing us to get back to our normal way of living. Please do your part by staying home and not hosting gatherings, such as rummage sales.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be rapidly evolving. For the latest information and guidance related to COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.