Florence County Campgrounds Closed

April 16, 2020

Annette Seibold

news release

To ensure state and local guidance for COVID-19 measures are being followed and protect the
safety of employees, visitors and community members, Florence County is delaying the opening of
all campgrounds. Public restrooms at trailheads and public restrooms at boat landings are also
closed to protect the health and safety of the community. However, trails and boat landings will
remain open to the public while encouraging everyone to practice social distancing.
 Effective today April 16, 2020, all campgrounds will remain closed through May 14, 2020.
 Campgrounds will not take new reservations for dates prior to June 1, 2020
The rationale for the decision to delay the opening of campgrounds in Florence County aligns with
Wisconsin Governor Evers’ Emergency Order #12: Safer at Home Order and includes the following
 Reduces non-essential travel
 Reduces exposure through shopping at local stores in our county for supplies and groceries
 Reduces influx of travelers from outside of our county to follow the Governor’s travel order
 Reduces the probability for the congregating of groups greater than 9 people
 To protect the health and safety of campground employees
 To prevent the potential exposures for staff and the public within shared toilets, laundry
and shower facilities
 To reduce the stress on law enforcement required to enforce the State’s Emergency Order
Public health officials continue to share prevention strategies:
● Frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water.
● Cover coughs and sneezes.
● Avoid touching your face.
● Stay home when sick.
● Practice social and physical distancing.
Florence County
Health Department
501 Lake Ave PO Box 410 Florence, Wisconsin 54121 715-528-4837
A.Seibold, RN, MS Health Officer/Director
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COVID-19 continues to evolve and our strategies to combat the spread. For the latest information,
visit the CDC’s website, the DHS website, or the Florence County Health Department Facebook or
website at http://www.florencecountywi.com/ .

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