Public Health Still Urging People to Follow Safer at Home Guidelines
05/22/2020- Things are looking a lot different now than they were just over a week ago prior to the Wisconsin Supreme Court striking down Safer at Home orders. While some are relieved, it’s cause for concern for local health and safety officials. Marinette County Public Health Officer Molly Bonjean says a sudden attempt to get “back to normal” could result in an influx of new COVID-19 cases.
It will likely be weeks before we see the impact lifting stay home orders has on local case numbers. Emergency Management Administrator Eric Burmeister says if a surge does occur the staff at area medical facilities are prepared, but their resources are still limited.
Nearly 800 specimens were collected when Public Health and the Wisconsin National Guard hosted a regional COVID-19 testing site in Crivitz last week. While the County is not restricting business operations, they are urging people to continue to follow social distancing guidelines and limit non-essential activities.