Langlade County Board of Health Proclamation
FOR THE ANTIGO TIMES
Langlade County has seen an increase in positive cases resulting in increased COVID-19 related hospitalizations and death. This increase in cases severely limits the Langlade County Health Department’s ability to contact all those affected by this virus and contain the spread of the virus. In response to the surge of cases, our local and regional hospitals and care facilities are beginning to have staffing challenges. To stop the uncontrolled spread of this virus, the Langlade County Board of Health is requesting that everyone take action now.
We the undersigned are asking you to take the following steps to help us protect the health of our citizens of Langlade County. We must Take Action Now to Stop the Spread.
- Wear a cloth face covering, unless you are unable to wear one for medical reasons.
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from people with who you do not live.
- Reconsider gathering indoors with people who do not live in your household.
- Limit outdoor gatherings to 10 people or fewer, physically distance, and wear face coverings.
- Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.
- Check daily for symptoms, stay home if sick.
- If symptomatic, call your health care provider, get a test, and stay home to await results.
- Answer the phone when the health department calls if you tested positive or are a close contact.
- Be truthful with them about your close contact. Don’t be the cause of this disease to spread, be the person who helps stop the spread.
Businesses and community organizations are being asked to protect employees and customers:
- Promote cloth face coverings.
- Create spaces that maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet between people.
- Limit the number of people indoors.
- Move meetings and gatherings to virtual.
- Encourage delivery and carryout and curbside options.
- Consider postponing events.
Ron Barger, Director Health and Social Services
Jean Weston, Health Officer
Richard Hurlbert, BOH Chair
Dr. Kristine Flowers
Dr. Jeffrey Nielsen