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May 14, 2020 - Kewaunee County Offers Guidance on Moving Forward During COVID-19

Jennifer Gonzalez
Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
Email: gonzalez.jennifer@kewauneeco.org
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
May 14, 2020
 
Kewaunee County Offers Guidance on “Moving Forward”
 
KEWAUNEE COUNTY, WI – Kewaunee County is sharing guidance with the general public, businesses and organizations to “Move Kewaunee County Forward” following the State Supreme Court ruling that lifted the “Safer at Home Order” on May 13, 2020.
 
The plan, which was developed in collaboration with the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, Kewaunee County Emergency Management, Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, Kewaunee County Corporation Counsel and Kewaunee County Administration Center, is designed to reopen the local economy, while still protecting the public from further exposure of COVID-19.
 
“We need to move forward with a new normal. Our businesses from small to large need to be able to operate and earn revenue. We are encouraging everyone to continue practices that limit exposure of COVID-19, so Kewaunee County does not have to issue an order with restrictions,” said Scott Feldt, Kewaunee County Administrator.
 
The business community recommendations include:
  • Provide proper PPE to staff. Masks are encouraged by all staff
  • Offer handwashing or hand sanitizing to both staff and patrons
  • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces between each user
  • Remove any items that cannot be sanitized
  • Consider assigning staff to clean and disinfect areas of the work place regularly
  • Post signage on the front door about changes to your policies and instructing them to stay away if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Place markers on the floor to indicate social distancing of at least 6 feet
  • Clean and sanitize public restroom facilities every two hours.
The basic recommendations for the general public include:?
  • “Safer at Home” guidelines whenever possibleMask when in public
  • Social distance when out maintaining 6 feet between people
  • Use of proper hand hygiene/hand sanitizer when in public places
  • Discourage handshaking and hugging
  • Utilize curbside pickup as much as possible
“In order to successfully move forward, we need to keep in mind that COVID-19 still exists and we need to continue to be vigilant of our actions in order to stop the spread,” said Cindy Kinnard, RN, Director of Kewaunee County Public Health Department.
 
Kewaunee County has had 30 positive cases of COVID-19 resulting in one death of the 490 residents tested for the virus. There are 85 tests pending for Kewaunee County.
 
If you feel that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or have questions, stay home and contact your primary care provider. To reach the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, call (920) 388-7160 (Monday-Friday: 8AM-4:30PM).
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