Calumet offers mask advice, but no mandate

Posted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Brillion News

CHILTON - There is no mask mandate coming in Calumet County after the state Supreme Court ruled a sequence of emergency order by Governor Tony Evers to be illegal.

However, the county Health Department is strongly encouraging people to use common sense to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Calumet County’s Response to the State Supreme Court Overturning Recent Emergency Orders

According to a press release issued on April 1, although Calumet County does not intend to issue a countywide mask mandate at this time, the Calumet County Public Health Officer strongly recommends personal responsibility for the continued use of all measures identified by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention.

These measures include wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequent handwashing.

It is important to note that individual communities and businesses will still be able to require masks.

Accordingly, Calumet County continues to require masks inside all county buildings.

The statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect, but that does not mean that Covid-19 is no longer a threat to our residents. We can reduce the spread of this virus with continued diligence.

In an effort to keep the public well informed of important Covid-19 information, Calumet County Public Health continues to send out COVID-19 email updates when necessary. This includes vaccination notifications, testing information, local data summaries, and other helpful resources.