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Earlier this week the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Safer at Home Emergency Order #28, rendering the terms of that Order invalid and unenforceable. On May 14, 2020, Columbia County indicated that they will not be issuing any local orders similar to Safer at Home Emergency Order #28.
In the absence of any public health orders related to the pandemic, the City of Columbus is working to safely re-open public spaces and facilities. This is what we can share at this point:
We will continue to monitor the situation, and will evaluate our operations as conditions change throughout this pandemic. We encourage every business and organization to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting whenever possible. Businesses with specific questions or concerns about liability related to their operations during this pandemic should check with their legal counsel.
The City of Columbus would like to repeat the guidance offered by Columbia County, encouraging all residents to continue to follow good public health practices, including:
• Maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and others;
• Do not congregate in groups larger than 10 people without physical distancing between groups;
• Wash your hands frequently;
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
• If you are considered high risk due to age or health condition continue to remain safer at home and take precautions – only going out for essential reasons and working from home as much as possible.
Based on the history of this pandemic, its uncertain trajectory, and the likelihood of additional emergency orders or legislation, we anticipate our operations will need to change over time as the circumstances change. Please monitor our website and Facebook page for additional updates in the future. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall, (920) 623-5900.