The reopening of Kewaunee County public facilities is still on course for Monday (June 8), but with a number of restrictions on public access.
Those facilities have been closed since March 20 after Gov. Tony Evers issued his “Safer at Home” shelter-in-place order over concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
According to the announcement from the county:
All visitors will be required to enter at the main entrance of each county building. When inside, members of the public will need to call the department that they wish to go to and a county employee will come to greet them. A phone for public use as well as a list of department extensions will be provided. Then, county staff will administer a COVID-19 screening that includes a temperature check and symptom review. If approved, visitors will be asked to sanitize their hands and be escorted to and from the department that they are visiting. Mask wearing by county employees as well as the public is encouraged.
“As we continue to navigate unprecedented times, it is of utmost importance to keep county employees as well as the public as safe as possible from the spread of COVID-19 while reinstating our in-person County services,” said Scott Feldt, county administrator. “Kewaunee County appreciates the understanding of this new normal as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Committee meetings will also be back open for public attendance. Guests who wish to attend these meetings in person will also be required to enter at the main entrance of each county building where the meeting is hosted and undergo a COVID-19 screening. Again, mask wearing by all those in attendance is encouraged.
Kewaunee County will continue to broadcast its meetings live to the public virtually on YouTube. The meetings can be seen via the county website, www.KewauneeCo.org. To watch, click on the “Live Meetings” button located on the home page.