Sheboygan County releases safe restart recommendations

Posted at 1:12 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 14:12:12-04

SHEBOYGAN — Sheboygan County has released a list of safe restart recommendations after the Safer at Home order extension was overturned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

The recommendations come from the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) as well as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay.

They serve as a set of guidelines for entrepreneurs as they plan to reopen their businesses.

“As we strive to return to a new norm, this is a crucial time for Sheboygan County to keep up the effort in containing COVID-19 and slow the further spread of this deadly virus,” said County Board Chairman Vern Koch.

SCEDC and SBDC are calling these guidelines the “Sheboygan County Safe Restart Recommendations.”

According to a press release, the Sheboygan County Division of Public Health ‘Safe Restart Recommendations’ include:

  • If businesses or organizations choose to open, they should implement the WEDC Guidelines
  • Practice good hygiene and social distancing
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible
  • Strongly consider using cloth face coverings while in public, and particularly when using mass transit
  • People who feel sick must stay at home
  • Phased-in capacity limits within non-essential businesses
  • People over the age of 60, and those who are medically vulnerable, should continue to shelter at home or avoid interacting with others
  • Online education and remote work are encouraged

“Our community has done a good job practicing social distancing, implementing best practices and taking precautions to keep people safe and our number of active COVID-19 cases in check,” said County Administrator Adam Payne. “As a result, Sheboygan County will not be issuing an order to direct how businesses and organizations operate.”

Any Sheboygan County business owner that plans to reopen should read these guidelines. The recommendations are based on federal and state guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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