Brown County, Wisconsin Announces Re-Open Guidelines

Posted on 5-28-2020

COVID-19 is currently present and is being actively transmitted in Brown County, Wisconsin. As of May 20th, 2020, there were 2,135 confirmed positive cases in Brown County, with 374 cases recovered, and 30 deaths.

As businesses reopen or prepare to do so, Brown County has released their own set of re-opening guidelines.

These are voluntary actions that everyone in the community can take to stay healthy and maintain a thriving Brown County. For updated information, visit

For our economy to safely recover and thrive, every citizen, business owner, faith leader, community leader, and others should do their part to make responsible choices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Brown County encourages businesses, event sponsors, and others to maintain distancing measures and engage in best practices for safe social interactions. Public Health will update their guidance based on the following factors:

Is testing available for those in Brown County who need it?

Can Public Health still engage in contact tracing and prevention efforts in a timely and effective way?

Can healthcare infrastructure safely manage the outbreak and care for the sick?

General Guidance

Decisions about how to open a business or hold an event should be made with consideration of how to do so safely and in line with public health recommendations and best practices.

Officials should consider the implications of major events and activities, including upcoming holidays.

Increased travel and the gathering of people from different communities can increase the risk of a resurgence of positive cases, which can have long-term economic and community health impacts.

Employers should monitor members of their workforce for symptoms, and should not allow symptomatic people or people told to isolate or quarantine by public health to physically return to work until cleared by a medical provider.

Employers should work with local public health staff to develop and implement policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing following an employee COVID-19 positive test result. If an individual has been released from quarantine or isolation by a medical provider, they are okay to go back to work and be in the community.

To Read or Download the Entire Document, “Reopening Brown County; Recommendations from Public Health”, Please Click Here.