Dodge County Public Health Will Not Issue Local Orders

(Juneau) The Dodge County Public Health Officer says there will be no issuing of local orders following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down Safer at Home. Abby Sauer says the decision was made in collaboration with Dodge County Board Chairman Russ Kottke, Dodge County Administrator Jim Mielke, Corporation Counsel Kimberly Nass, Human Services and Health Director Becky Bell and Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt. She says instead of local orders, the community is being asked to voluntarily take measures to prevent, suppress and control the spread of COVID-19. Businesses and residents are also urged to respond appropriately and responsibly with the lifting of Stay at Home restrictions. Dodge County Public Health will continue to monitor the public health, provide resources to the community and businesses and will take steps, as appropriate, should conditions worsen. Sauer says just because the Stay at Home order is lifted, does not mean the spread of COVID-19 is no longer a concern. She says they trust people will act reasonably and safely to follow their guidance and continue safe practices when in public.