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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Health Departments work together to Issue Travel Safer Advisory


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CHEQUAMEGON BAY, NORTHERN WI (May 14, 2020) - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, Ashland County Public Health and Bayfield County Health Department are issuing a “Travel Safer” Advisory. As businesses begin to open it is more critical than ever to exercise caution in public places. Please consider your own health as well as the safety and well-being of vulnerable populations when traveling.

  1. This “Travel Safer” Advisory replaces the Travel Advisories implemented separately by
    Ashland County and Bayfield County on 3/22/2020.
  2. Due to continued community transmission of COVID-19 throughout the State and
    across the Nation, Ashland and Bayfield County Public Health recognize that Safe Travel
    is a shared responsibility between permanent and seasonal residents, area visitors,
    municipalities, tourism industry, local businesses and workplaces to prevent COVID-19
  3. The Ashland and Bayfield County Public Health recommends the following when
    A. Check with local communities for area specific safety updates and closures.
    B. Check with local business or events you plan on attending in advance for
    updated changes in operation or new safety protocols in place.
    C. Respect local businesses and other patrons by following their safety protocols
    when visiting their establishments.
    D. Practice enhanced personal hygiene including:
    a. frequent hand washing
    b. wearing a mask when in public
    c. using hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available
    d. disinfect frequently touched surfaces often
    E. Do not travel when you or someone in your household is ill or exhibiting any
    symptoms of COVID-19.
    F. Limit non-essential trips and limit the number of people participating in
    G. Consider limitations in facilities (i.e. restrooms, handwashing stations) open to
    public during this time and plan accordingly.
    H. Continue to practice physical distancing and maintain 6’ from others whenever
    I. Keep track of places you visit while traveling in case an outbreak in that area
    occurs or you become ill and need to provide that information to health
    officials. One way to do this is with photos.
    J. Avoid crowds and crowded areas when possible.


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