FRIDAY 5/15/2020 2:32 p.m.
MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Manitowoc County Health Officer Mary Halada has rescinded the county’s order extending the provisions of the Safer at Home order in Manitowoc County until May 20.
This is in an effort to stay consistent with Brown County who rescinded their extension earlier today.
“One of the reasons we extended the order in Manitowoc County was to be consistent with Brown
County, who is dealing with a much more significant outbreak. We didn’t want to draw the virus
into Manitowoc County by leaving our bars, restaurants, and other locations open to attract Brown
County residents,” said County Executive, Bob Ziegelbauer. “We want to remain consistent and that’s why we’re following Brown County’s lead in rescinding our order too.”
Businesses who choose to open are highly encouraged to follow safety guidelines set up by the
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. These guidelines can be found at
Residents are also urged to continue practicing social distancing whenever possible by avoiding
crowds, maintaining social distance of 6 or more feet, wearing a cloth mask if they can, washing
their hands frequently, covering coughs & sneezes, and staying home if they are feeling sick.
Residents in high-risk categories are especially encouraged to continue following “Safer at Home” guidelines.
Manitowoc County extends Safer at Home provisions in response to Supreme Court ruling
THURSDAY 5/14/2020 5:29 p.m.
MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – In response to the Supreme Court ruling on May 13 regarding the revocation of the Safer at Home Order, Manitowoc County Public Health Officer, Mary Halada, has issued a local public health order extending the provisions outlined in the Safer at Home order through 11:59 p.m. on May 20.
This includes the provisions of Emergency Orders 28, 34, and 36.
County officials say this action will allow local businesses to make preparations now to open safely on May 21st, by following the guidelines outlined by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
The Health Department says it will be educating businesses over the next week about the best practices for safely re-opening. These practices generally include mechanisms to allow for social distancing and frequent disinfecting of surfaces as well as other measures outlined on the WEDC website.
“We want to ensure our local businesses can open and the residents of Manitowoc County can
enjoy their freedoms,” said Manitowoc County Executive, Bob Ziegelbauer. “We also want
businesses to open safely by educating them and allowing them to take voluntary steps to keep
our residents safe going forward.”
“It is up to every resident in the county to remain diligent in preventing the spread of the virus so
that we don’t see a sharp increase of cases in the future,” said Mary Halada, Public Health