Wisconsin’s safer at home has ended and bars, restaurants and other businesses are opening their doors.

The Burnett County COVID-19 Response Team released a press release with suggested guidelines for businesses and individuals.

“We have our first positive case of COVID-19 and at the same time the Stay at Home Order has been lifted,” the release stated. “The order is gone, the virus is not.”

Employer Guidelines

All employers are encouraged to use federal, state and local regulations and guidance, informed by industry best practice and the Wisconsin Economic Development Cooperation to develop and implement appropriate policies regarding:

• Physical Distancing and protective equipment

• Temperature Checks and symptom screening

• Sanitation

• Use and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas

Individual Guidance:

• Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces

• Avoid touching your face

• Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow

• Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible

• Strongly consider using cloth face coverings while in public

• Practice physical distancing of six (6) feet or more between yourself and others

• Stay home if you are sick

• Contact and follow the advice of your medical provider.

“Be smart and continue to follow the guidance of maintain physical distance, avoid large gatherings and groups, and stay home if you are sick. We are committed to working alongside you to keep our community and our loved ones safe. We know we can do this together.”