On March 31, 2021, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court overturned the public health emergency which also ended the face covering order.


Molly Bonjean, Marinette County Public Health Officer said The State Supreme Court’s ruling was about the Governor’s authority.  It was not about the need to still wear face masks.  In light of the ruling, Marinette County Public Health wants to make it clear that face coverings are recommended and encouraged for everyone age five and older when in an enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present, and when social distancing of six feet or more cannot be maintained or guaranteed.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also continues to recommend the use of masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.


Marinette County continues to require all employees and visitors entering Marinette County Facilities to wear a face covering in all publicly accessible areas which includes, but is not limited to, hallways, bathrooms, courtrooms and all other meeting rooms until further notice.


In addition to wearing a face covering, you can help protect both you and others from COVID-19:  by Get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible.  Stay home if you are sick or feel off.  Stay home if you do not need to go out, regularly wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and/or use hand sanitizer and stay 6 feet from other people.