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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Response to the State Supreme Court Overturning Recent Emergency Orders

The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Governor Evers’ Public Health emergency orders addresses the authority the Governor has to issue such orders, not if face coverings are needed or effective in slowing the spread of Covid-19.

Although Calumet County does not intend to issue a countywide mask mandate at this time, the Calumet County Public Health Officer strongly recommends personal responsibility for the continued use of all measures identified by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These measures include wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequent handwashing.

It is important to note that individual communities and businesses will still be able to require masks. Accordingly, Calumet County continues to require masks inside all county buildings.

The statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect, but that does not mean that Covid-19 is no longer a threat to our residents. We can reduce the spread of this virus with continued diligence.

In an effort to keep the public well informed of important Covid-19 information, Calumet County Public Health continues to send out Covid-19 email updates when necessary. This includes vaccination notifications, testing information, local data summaries, and other helpful resources. Click here to sign up and receive these important emails.

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