County executive asks 'essential' businesses to remain open

The Brillion News

GREEN BAY - Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach is encouraging local businesses in Brown County to remain open to perform essential work.

Governor Tony Evers today (Tuesday, March 24) issued Emergency Order #12, entitled “Safer at Home” which orders individuals to stay at home unless they need to perform essential functions.

“Brown County is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19, while providing support and resources necessary to the public,” Streckenbach said. “We already initiated measures to provide essential services while safeguarding employees and the public and will continue to do so.”

Streckenbach encouraged all essential businesses and operations in Brown County to remain open, as per the Governor’s order. Organizations that remain open should use technology to avoid meeting in person, including virtual meetings, teleconference, and remote work. They should also maintain six-foot social distancing between persons.

Streckenbach is also asking community members, groups, and/or businesses to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to first responders and county critical response teams. They can do so by contacting browncountylogistics@gmail.com.

The coiunty is also asking people to request an absentee ballot for the April 7 general election by April 2 by contacting their municipal clerk’s office (https://elections.wi.gov/covid-19).

Streckenbach also asked that the public call their neighbors and loved ones during this time of remaining at home. Finally, individuals are being asked to care for their own health by keeping a safe social distance when out in public, by exercising, and by maintaining good mental health during this period of isolation.

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