Calumet County Public Health officials on Thursday (May 14) issued Calumet County Health Order #1 which once again requires bars and restaurants to not allow indoor consumption of food and beverages.
The order was issued in response to Wednesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision which struck down Governor Tony Evers’s Safer at Home Order. That action by the Supreme Court temporarily allowed restaurants and bars to reopen, but Thursday’s Calumet County Health Order #1 sent those establishments back to only being able to do pickup, carryout, and delivery of orders.
According to Calumet County Public Health Officer Bonnie Kolbe, the order was “developed after careful consideration of the current COVID-19 situation in our county, and taking into account the safety of the public and the economic impacts.”
This order shall remain in effect until a new local or statewide order is issued.
The order does allow salons and barber shops to open with certain guidelines and does not ban religious organizations from convening but discusses limiting mass gatherings to fewer than 50 people.
“We are asking for public comment from local businesses and community members regarding the Calumet County Health Order #1 issued today,” Kolbe said. Please email comments to PublicComments@calumetcounty.org, or mail to: Calumet County Public Comment, 206 Court Street, Chilton WI 53014.
The order can be found at www.calumetcounty.org/873/COVID-19 and is also printed below. A paper copy can be obtained by contacting Calumet County Public Health, 206 Court St., Chilton WI 53014.

Order #1
Local Health Plan for Calumet County - Phase A
In December, 2019, a novel strain of the coronavirus was detected, now named COVID-19, and it has
spread throughout the world. COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International
Concern on January 30,2020 and was ultimately declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
In Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency on March 12,2020 and directed
all agencies to support efforts to respond to and contain COVID-19 in Wisconsin. At a national level.
President Donald Trump proclaimed a National Emergency concerning COVID-19 on March 13, 2020.
While we work to slow COVID-19 across those jurisdictions overseen by the undersigned local health
officer (referred to herein collectively as “Calumet County”), we are guided by the federal Guidelines for
Opening Up America Again plan and the Wisconsin Badger Bounce Back Plan that both provide
guidance and metrics that are designed to slowly and cautiously reopen businesses and activities in our
communities. Moving the Local Health Plan for Calumet County is based on the foundations of federal
and state guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 and bring back our economy. The foundation for
most public health and executive guidance has been based on “flattening the curve” to ensure healthcare
capacity is not severely strained.
The prior Wisconsin Safer at Home Order worked to flatten the curve of infections of COVID-19 in
Wisconsin, and Wisconsin saw meaningful gains from this proactive step. COVID-19 cases in Calumet
County have been trending upward in recent weeks. With increasing testing capacity, we anticipate
increased detection of new COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks that will correspond with identifying
significant community transmission. This is a crucial time for Calumet County to maintain the
momentum in containing COVID-19 in our community and slow further spread of the disease.
We know that the fight to contain COVID-19 is dynamic and ultimately is dependent long-term on the
widespread availability of a vaccine and/or treatment. When deciding what action is necessary given
current law, the local health officer within Calumet County considered various criteria including:
guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin Department
of Health Services (DHS), the rate of spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin; the healthcare capacity to meet
the needs of the County; the testing, contact tracing; the availability of personal protective equipment
(“PPE”) for healthcare workers, first responders, and other public servants that are required to perform
face-to-face services; and the economic needs of Wisconsin and Wisconsinites.
A measured, phased in-approach that utilizes data-driven gating criteria and aligns with federal and state
metrics is needed for Calumet County. This plan outlines the measures needed now in Calumet County
based on the above factors. Recognizing that Calumet County has made great progress in flattening the
curve, we focus on the importance of continuation and resumption of businesses and activities for sectors
of our economy that are able to operate with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements
and Safe Business Practices in place. Moving into Phase B and beyond, the types of businesses of
activities that are allowed to resume is expected to expand.
Local Health Plan for Calumet County Phases. The proposed phases and gating criteria of the Local
Health Plan for Calumet County will be based on the above factors as well as emerging data and research.
The specifics of upcoming orders will necessarily remain fluid and will be based on the above factors as
well as emerging data and research.
Pursuant to Wis. Stat § 252.03(1)&(2), the undersigned local health officer from Calumet County order
the following:
1. Definitions. The following definitions apply to this order.
a. Child Care Setting. “Child Care Setting” means all licensed and certified child care
providers caring for any age or ages of children up to 18 years of age.
b. Essential Government Functions. “Essential Government Functions” include all
services provided by the State, Tribal, or local governments needed to ensure the
continuing operation of the government body and provide and support the health, safety,
and welfare of the public. Each government body shall determine its Essential
Government Functions, if any, and identify employees and contractors necessary to the
performance of those functions.
c. Minimum Basic Operations. All for-profit and not for profit businesses shall be allowed
to operate in order to perform the following minimum basic operations provided they
comply with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements and Safe
Business Practices:
i. Basic functions. The minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the
business’s inventory, preserve the condition of the business’s physical plant and
equipment, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related
functions, including where these functions are outsourced to other entities.
ii. Facilitating remote work. The minimum necessary activities to facilitate
employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their
residences.
iii. Delivery and mailings. Minimum Basic Operations may include fulfilling
nonessential deliveries, mailing parcels, or receiving parcels. Delivery or parcel
services may not require a signature by the recipient.
d. Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements. For purposes of this order
and to the extent possible under applicable laws including but not limited to the
Americans with Disabilities Act, “Physical Distancing and Protective Measure
Requirements” means:
i. Maintaining physical distancing of six (6) feet between people not residing in a
single living unit or household;
ii. Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as
possible or using hand sanitizer;
iii. Covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands);
iv. Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces;
V. Not shaking hands;
vi. Use of a mask or cloth face covering. Note: the use of masks or cloth face
coverings is strongly recommended but shall not be required due to equity
concerns regarding the challenges that either may cause for individuals because
of disabilities and/or shortages of PPE; and
vii. Following all other public health recommendations issued by State of Wisconsin
Department of Health Services, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention.
e. Safe Business Practices. For purposes of this order and to the extent possible under
applicable laws including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act, “Safe
Business Practices” means:
i. Establishing, to the extent possible, curbside pick-up to reduce in-store traffic
and mitigate outdoor lines;
ii. Establishing entry lines outside of the store with markings for patrons to enable
them to stand at least six (6) feet apart from one another while waiting to enter a
store. Stores are encouraged to also use alternatives to lines, including allowing
customers to wait in their vehicles for a text message or phone call and
scheduling pick-ups or entries to the store;
iii. Increasing standards of facility cleaning and disinfection to limit worker and
patron exposure to COVID-19, as well as adopt protocols to clean and disinfect
in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace;
iv. Adopting policies to prevent workers from entering the premises if they display
respiratory symptoms or have had contact with a person with a confirmed
diagnosis of COVID-19;
V. Facilitating remote work. The minimum necessary activities to facilitate
employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their
residences when possible; and
vi. WEDC provides industry-specific guidelines for safe practices. Calumet County
encourages industries to utilize these detailed instructions on providing
guidelines for necessary precautions to maximize safety.
2. Continuation and Resumption of Businesses and Activities. The following businesses and
activities are allowed to continue operations, or open, in accordance with the conditions contained
herein:
a. Essential Government Functions. Essential government functions may continue to
operate at the level determined by each local municipality.
i. All employees shall comply with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure
Requirements.
ii. Government bodies should continue to follow the Wisconsin Department of
Justice’s Office of Open Government guidance regarding holding government
meetings and should consult directly with that office regarding specific open
meetings questions.’ Government bodies with additional questions about open
meetings requirements should consult with the Wisconsin Department of
Justice’s Office of Open Government.
b. Healthcare & Public Health Operations. All healthcare and public health operations
may operate. Healthcare and Public Health Operations shall be broadly construed to
avoid any impediments to the delivery of healthcare, broadly defined. Such
establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
c. Human Service Operations. For purposes of this order, individuals may leave their
residence to work for or obtain services at any state, institutional, or community-based
setting providing human services to the public.
Human Service Operations includes, but is not limited to: long-term care and assisted
living facilities, as long as the facility follows all current DHS Recommendations for
Prevention of COVID-19 in Long-Term Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities and all
applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control Recommendations; residential settings and
shelters for adults, seniors, children, victims of domestic abuse, people with disabilities,
people with substance use disorders, or mental illness; transitional facilities; home-based
settings to provide services to individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental
disabilities, seniors, adults, or children; adult day care, adult day services, and supportive
home care; field offices that provide and help to determine eligibility for basic needs
including food, cash assistance, medical coverage, vocational services, or rehabilitation
services; developmental centers; adoption agencies; businesses that provide food, shelter,
social services, or other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged individuals,
individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, or otherwise needy
individuals.
Human Services Operations shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to the
delivery of human services, broadly defined.
d. Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their
residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provide,
operate, maintain, and repair Essential Infrastructure.
Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution,
fulfillment centers, storage facilities, marinas, and sales; construction (including, but not
limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital
construction, construction of long-term care and assisted living facilities, public works
construction, school construction. Essential Business and Operations construction,
construction necessary for Essential Governmental Functions, and housing construction,
except that optional or aesthetic construction should be avoided except as permitted as a
Minimum Basic Operation); building management and maintenance; airport operations;
operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, gas, and electric
(including power generation, distribution, production of raw materials, and Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources-certified and registered drinking water and wastewater
testing laboratories); Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance, Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program, and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program offices, customer
service centers, and public intake centers; distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining;
roads, highways, railroads; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and
recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems
(including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for
computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).
Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential
infrastructure, broadly defined.
e. Stores that sell food and medicine. Grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacies, farmers
markets and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks and food pantries, convenience
stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of groceries, canned food,
frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supplies, fresh meats, fish, poultry, prepared
food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and any other household consumer products
(such as cleaning and personal care products). Such establishments shall:
i. Close all seating intended for consuming food;
ii. Cease any self-service operations of salad bars, beverage stations, and buffets;
iii. Prohibit food samples;
iv. Except for grocery stores, farmers markets and produce stands, prohibit
customers from self-dispensing all unpackaged food;
V. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
vi. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
This section should not be interpreted to provide an exemption for businesses engaged in
the sale of food or beverage ancillary to their primary purpose, such as those businesses
required to close under Section 5 of this order who also may engage in some food or
beverage sales.
f. Food and beverage production, transport, and agriculture. Food and beverage
manufacturing, production, processing, transportation, and cultivation; farming,
livestock, fishing, baking, and other production agriculture, including cultivation,
marketing, production, and distribution of animals and goods for consumption;
businesses that provide food, shelter, and other necessities of life for animals, including
animal shelters, boarding, rescues, kennels, and adopting facilities; farm and agriculture
equipment, supplies, and repair services may operate.
g. Retail Shopping Establishments. Retail establishments, may open. Such establishments
shall:
i. Limiting the number of individuals in a location to either 25% of the total
occupancy limits established by the local municipality or four (4) individuals per
1,000 square feet of customer floor space;
ii. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
iii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
h. Restaurants. Restaurants may remain open only if they remain in compliance with the
following:
i. Restaurants may remain open for food take-out or delivery service
ii. Outdoor seating may be opened;
iii. Alcohol sales shall comply with Section 2(i) below; and curbside pickup of
alcohol in unopened containers;
iv. Customers may enter the above establishments only for the purpose of ordering,
pick-up, and paying for food or beverages or both;
V. Only outdoor seating may be provided;
vi. Food and drink may not be consumed on premises, indoors;
vii. Establishments shall meet Physical Distancing and Protective Measure
Requirements among all individuals on the premises to the extent possible;
viii. Restaurants shall cease any self-service operations of salad bars, beverage
stations, and buffets; and
ix. Customers are prohibited from self-dispensing any unpackaged food or beverage.
i. Bars. This includes breweries, brewpubs, wineries, distilleries, and alcohol beverage
retailers. Such establishments may remain open only if they remain in compliance with
the following:
i. Carryout sales of alcohol beverages and food are allowed if permitted by state
law and municipal ordinance;
ii. Delivery of alcohol beverages to retail customers is prohibited;
iii. Wineries holding direct wine shippers’ permits may make deliveries of wine in
accordance with their permit;
iv. Breweries, wineries, and distilleries may continue manufacturing functions with
Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements in place;
V. Customers may enter the above establishments only for the purpose of ordering,
pick up, and paying for food or beverage or both;
vi. Outdoor seating may be provided;
vii. Food and drink may only be consumed in designated outdoor seating areas; and
viii. Establishments shall meet Physical Distancing and Protective Measure
Requirements among all individuals on the premises to the extent possible.
ix. Local municipal ordinance rules apply.
j. Salons and Spas: Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, day spas, electrolysis providers,
waxing salons, eyebrow-care establishments, tattoo parlors, body art establishments, and
tanning facilities may open with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure
Requirements and the following precautions in place:
i. All workstations shall be at least six (6) feet apart;
ii. Only one client per individual providing services to clients is allowed in the
business or facility at a time. No individuals should congregate in a common
waiting area before or after their appointment;
iii. Staff shall wear a mask or cloth face covering while in the business or facility.
Clients shall wear a mask or cloth face covering to the extent feasible while in
the business or facility;
iv. Staff and clients shall be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entering the
business or facility.
V. Chairs, workstations, tools, smocks/capes, shall be sanitized after each client per
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”; and
vi. All appointments shall be scheduled by phone or online. No walk-in clients are
allowed.
k. Car washes. Entirely automatic car washes and self-service car washes may open for
service and must comply with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements.
1. Aesthetic or optional exterior work. Aesthetic or optional exterior residential
construction and lawn care may resume. All individuals must abide by Physical
Distancing and Protective Measures to the extent possible.
m. Recreation Activities. Recreation activities in which Physical Distancing and Protective
Measure Requirements can be achieved will be allowed with the following restrictions in
place:
i. Team and contact sports and recreation activities are prohibited;
ii. All reservations and payments for activities must be made online or by phone.
No cash payments shall be accepted; and
iii. All rental equipment must be sanitized after each use.
n. Outdoor Playground Equipment. Outdoor playground equipment may be opened by
authority of the municipality of which it is located, with individuals practicing Physical
Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements to the extent possible.
0. Public beaches. Public beaches will be open for moving through while walking, running,
or biking with individuals and pets practicing Physical Distancing and Protective
Measure Requirements. Swimming as well as team and contact sports on public beaches
remain prohibited.
p. Golf Courses and Driving ranges. Golf courses and driving ranges may remain open or
open with individuals practicing Physical Distancing and Protective Measure
Requirements and the following precautions in place:
i. Clubhouses and pro shops must remain closed
ii. Driving range bays in use must be at least six (6) feet apart
iii. All tee times and reservations shall be scheduled, and payments shall be made
online or by phone
iv. Golf course tee times and driving range reservations must be spaced to avoid
clustering of patrons.
V. Golf carts must be cleaned between each use.
q. Outdoor recreational rentals. Recreational equipment rentals, including but not limited
to boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, golf carts, snowmobiles, and ATVs, may be open
with the following precautions in place:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements;
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices;
iii. Business must schedule pick-up and drop-off times; and
iv. Rented equipment must be cleaned after each use.
r. Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries.
Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and
supplying essential products and services in and for industries such as pharmaceutical,
technology, biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals and sanitation, waste pickup and
disposal, agriculture, food and beverage, transportation, energy, steel and steel products,
petroleum and fuel, mining, construction, national defense, communications, and products
used by other Essential Governmental Functions and Essential Businesses and Operations
can continue.
s. Organizations that Provide Charitable and Social Services. Businesses and religious
and secular nonprofit organizations, including prevocational group supportive
employment, food banks and food pantries may be open with the following precautions in
place:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
t. Media. Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services may operate. Such
establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
u. Gas Stations and Businesses Needed for Transportation. Gas stations; auto and
motorcycle supply, repair, and sales; boat supply, repair, and sales; and bicycle supply,
repair, and sales may operate. Such establishment shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
V. Financial Institutions and Services. Banks, credit unions, and other depository or
lending institutions; licensed financial service providers; insurance services; personnel
necessary to perform essential functions at broker dealers and investment advisor offices
may operate. Such establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Sale Business Practices.
w. Hardware and Supply Stores. Hardware stores and businesses that sell electrical,
plumbing, heating, and construction material may operate. Such businesses shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
X. Critical Trades. Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen, and other
trades including, but not limited, to plumbers, electricians, carpenters, laborers, sheet
metal, iron workers, masonry, pipe trades, fabricators, finishers, exterminators, pesticide
application, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties,
security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services,
forestry and arborists, and other service providers who provide services that are necessaiy
to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and operation of residences may operate. Such
establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices
y. Mail, Post, Shipping, Logistics, Delivery, and Pick-up Services. Post offices and other
businesses that provide shipping and delivery services, and businesses that ship or deliver
groceries, food, beverages, goods or services to end users or through commercial
channels may operate. Such establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
z. Laundry Services. Laundromats, dry cleaners, industrial laundiy services, and laundry
service providers may operate. Such establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
aa. Supplies to work from home. Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply products
needed for people to work from home may remain open.
bb. Transportation. Airlines, taxis, transportation network providers (such as Uber and
Lyft), vehicle rental services, paratransit, and other private, public, and commercial
transportation and logistics may operate. Such establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements when
possible; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
cc. Home-based Care and Services. Home-based care for seniors, adults, children, or
people with disabilities, substance use disorders, or mental illness, including caregivers or
nannies who may travel to the child’s home to provide care, and other in-home services,
including meal delivery, may operate. To the extent feasible, such services shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
dd. Professional Services. Professional services, such as legal or accounting services,
insurance sei*vices, real estate services (including appraisal, home inspection, and title
services). These services should, to the greatest extent possible, use technology to avoid
meeting in person, including virtual meetings, teleconference, and remote work (i.e. work
from home). Such establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
ee. Hotels and Motels. Hotels and motels may remain open. Such establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements;
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices;
iii. Close swimming pools, hot tubs, and exercise facilities; and
iv. Prohibit guests from congregating in lobbies or other common areas, including
providing adequate space to adhere to Social Distancing Requirements while
queuing for front desk services.
ff. Child Care Settings. Child Care Settings will be allowed with the following restrictions:
i. Child Care Settings may not operate with more than 50 children and 10 staff or
present at a time, or at 25% of total occupancy limits established by the local
municipality, unless otherwise provided for by order of the Wisconsin
Department of Health Services;
ii. To the extent possible, adults shall practice Physical Distancing and Protective
Measure Requirements and follow all other Department of Health Sei*vices
public health guidance while picking up and dropping off children at the Child
Care Setting;
iii. Child Care Settings operating under this order shall follow the Department of
Children and Families Guidance Order #2, or any order superseding that order””;
and
iv. Child Care Settings shall comply with all other state statutes and administrative
rules, as modified by Governor Tony Evers’ Emergency Order for Department of
Children and Families Administrative Rule Suspension and Emergency Orders
issued March 15, 2020, or any order superseding that Order.’^
V. Child Care Settings are encouraged to prioritize access to their services as
follows
1. Tier 1: employees, independent contractors, and other support staff
working in health care.
2. Tier 2: employees, independent contractors, and other staff in vital areas
including but not limited to military; long term care; residential care;
pharmacies; child care; child welfare; government operations; public
safety and critical infrastructure such as sanitation, transportation,
utilities, telecommunications; grocery and food services; supply chain
operations; and other sectors as determined by the undersigned health
officers.
3. Tier 3: all other individuals.
gg. Photographers. Photography studios may open for the following:
i. Photographers may photograph outdoors while practicing Physical
Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements.
ii. Photographers may photograph gatherings that are being held in
accordance with Section four (4) of this order. Photographers shall
comply with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements
and follow all other public health recommendations issued by the
Wisconsin Department of Health Services and U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
iii. Photographers may photograph indoors, of individuals and families
within the same household, while practicing physical distancing and
protective measures.
hh. Chartered Fishing Excursions. Chartered fishing excursions may open and shall;
i. Abide by Physical Distance and Protective Measure Requirements when
possible;
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices
ii. Other. All other for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and activities within Calumet
County may remain open. Such establishments shall:
i. Abide by Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and
ii. Abide by Safe Business Practices.
4. Gatherings. For all public and private gatherings, the following COVID-19 mitigation strategies
shall be considered and implemented to the extent possible:
a. Comply with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements;
b. The gathering size limit for the Phase A is recommended to be fewer than 50 individuals.
c. Minimize sharing of frequently touched objects consistent with the community or
individual’s traditions and in consultation with local health officials as needed;
d. Food or beverage offerings should be provided in pre-packaged boxes or bags for each
attendee to avoid possible COVID-19 transmittal from sharing common dishes at a buffet
or family-style meal; and
e. Postpone or cancel mass gatherings if it is not possible to significantly reduce the number
of attendees within a confined area; and
f. Nothing in this order prohibits the gathering of members of a single household or living
unit.
5. Closures. All of the following facilities shall be closed except for the purposes and under the
conditions expressly stated herein.
a. Schools: Public and private K-I2 schools shall remain closed for pupil instruction and
extracurricular activities for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, which ends on
6/30/2020. Schools may continue to facilitate distance or virtual learning. School
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buildings and property may continue to be used for Essential Government Functions and
food distribution. Food distribution shall comply with Physical Distancing and Protective
Measure Requirements.
b. Places of Public Amusement and Activity: Whether indoors or outdoors, places of
public amusement and activity shall remain closed, including but not limited to the
following: conference centers, stadiums, dance clubs, carnivals, licensed public or
private swimming pools, splash pads, museums, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers,
funplexes, bowling alleys, movie and other theaters - indoor only, concert and concert
halls, country clubs, social clubs, miniature golf, and gyms and fitness centers.
c. Auctions. All in-person auctions shall be closed. This includes agricultural equipment
auctions; animal auctions for competition; consignment sales; antiques and collectibles;
art; autos and motorcycles; boats and personal watercraft; cars; coins and currency;
collector cars and vintage equipment; government surplus property and seizures; heavy
equipment and construction machinery; household goods; industrial and manufacturing
equipment; intellectual propeity; jewelry; off-road and recreational vehicles; restaurant
equipment; tools; and trucks, trailers, and transportation-related equipment.
i. Auctions may continue as virtual auctions or online auctions.
ii. All auction preparations, meetings, inventory review, and consumer preview of
goods shall occur virtually.
iii. After a virtual or online auction, the auctioneer or auction company may deliver,
mail, or provide curb-side pick-up of goods if it can be done by one person in a
room or confined space, including a vehicle.
iv. Delivery, curb-side pick-up, or parcel services cannot require a signature by the
recipient.
d. Residential Cleaning Services. Residential cleaning service providers shall remain
closed.
e. Garage Sales, Rummage Sales, and Yard Sales. Garage sales, rummage sales, and yard
sales shall remain closed. Individual person to person sales of items, such as on Facebook
Marketplace or Craigslist, shall occur while complying with Physical Distancing and
Protective Measure Requirements and Safe Business Practices. Measures should be taken
to avoid using cash in these transactions and electronic means of payment should be used
whenever possible. Individuals shall comply with Physical Distancing and Protective
Measure Requirements during any such exchange.
f. Libraries. Libraries shall remain closed for services except for the following:
i. Online services and programming; and
ii. Curb-side pick-up of books and other library materials, if all operations are
performed in compliance with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure
Requirements to the extent possible. Materials shall be requested online or by
phone before pick-up. The library may not require a signature from the patron.
The library shall schedule pick-ups and ensure compliance with Physical
Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements.
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g. Institutions of Higher Education. Public and private higher educational institutions
shall remain closed for pupil instruction and for extracurricular activities for the
remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Institutions may continue to facilitate distance
or virtual learning and perform critical research and essential functions as determined by
the institution. Facilities may continue to be used for Essential Government Functions.
6. Long-Term Care Facilities, Congregate Facilities, and Hospitals. No outside visitors are permitted
in long-term care facilities, congregate facilities, or hospitals. Healthcare providers from outside
agencies may continue to care for patients and residing in those facilities.
7. Shared Spaces. Unless otherwise provided for herein, all individuals present in Calumet County
using shared or outdoor spaces or any place other than their home or residence shall, to the extent
possible, comply with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements. This requirement
shall not apply to individuals experiencing homelessness.
8. Enforcement. This order is enforceable by any local law enforcement officials including county
sheriffs or by the local public health officer. Violation or obstruction of this order is punishable under
Wis. Stat. § 252.25 by a fine of up to but not more than $500, or any local ordinance in conformity
therewith.
9. Duration. This order shall become effective at May 14, 2020. This order shall remain in effect until a
new local or statewide order is issued.
10. Severability. If any provision of this order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to
be invalid, then the remainder of this order, including the application of such part or provision to
other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To
this end, the provisions of this order are severable.
Dated this 14^’’ day of May, 2020
Bonnie Kolbe, RN
Public Health Officer
‘ As of the date of this order the most recent guidance is available at: hitps:/Av\v\v.doi.statc.\v i.iis/sites/del’aiilt/files/ne\vsmediii/
3.20.20 OOG Final.pdf
“ As of the date of this order the “Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility” guidelines are available at:
https:/Av\v\v.cdc.gov/coronavinis/2()l9-ncov/comnninitv/disinfectim»-buildint;-facilitv.html
‘”As of the date of this order the most recent guidance is available at: https://dcf.vvisconsin.gov/flles/press/2020/dcf-order-2-
covid-19.pdf
As of the date of this order the most recent guidance is available at: littps://dcf.\vl.sconsin.gov’/tlles/press/2020/dcf-iule-\vaiv’cr-
03-l5-2020.ndf
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