Information for Businesses

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state’s Safer at Home order. With this ruling, Douglas County businesses may now reopen if they have COVID-19 prevention strategies in place. “The order is gone, the virus is not.” said Kathy Ronchi, Douglas County Health Officer. This was an abrupt change that required thoughtful development and implementation of a local plan.

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What businesses must do

Businesses must take action to protect their workforce and customers. Follow the guidance documents available through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (  

  1. Learn about and implement COVID-19 prevention strategies as outlined by WEDC.
  2. Train staff in COVID-19 prevention strategies to protect themselves as well as your customers by following CDC guidelines.
  3. Hold your customers responsible for maintaining social distancing strategies while visiting your establishment.
  4. Environmental Health staff is prepared to assist licensed businesses in developing COVID-19 plans. Please contact our office for guidance at 715-395-1304