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Brown County pulls back Safer at Home order

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Posted at 2:43 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 15:44:07-04

The Brown County Public Health Officer announced Friday that the county's Safer at Home order is being rescinded.

Public Health Officer Anna Destree says after consulting with legal counsel, it was determined the county's order would not withstand a legal challenge.

The rescinding of the order is effective immediately.

The county issued a Safer at Home order on Wednesday night, hours after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' statewide Safer at Home order, which was implemented as a way to slow the spread of coronavirus in Wisconsin.

With the county's order now being rescinded, Brown County officials encourage businesses to follow guidelines from the CDC and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for reopening.

Brown County's rescinding of its order does not apply to De Pere, which has its own Safer at Home order effective until May 20, nor does it apply to the Oneida Nation. The Oneida Nation says its Safer at Home declaration continues to be in effect until June 11.

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