On Friday, March 13, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow declared a state of emergency in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The declaration enables the county to become eligible for state and federal resources to support its operations related to the pandemic.
“The safety of county residents is my absolute priority. Today’s emergency declaration, in conjunction with a similar declaration made yesterday by Governor Evers, will grant the county access to resources provided by the state and federal government,” said County Executive Farrow. “The county will continue to be proactive in diminishing the effects of COVID-19 on county residents wherever possible.”
Since the news of the outbreak of COVID-19 the county has been following its public health and emergency preparedness protocols. The county is working closely with individuals throughout the county including health care providers, hospitals, school districts, and local municipalities, as well as the State Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information on COVID-19 please visit the CDC’s website at: www.cdc.gov
“We are asking all county residents to use common sense; follow the CDC’s guidelines for washing their hands, do not expose themselves to large gatherings of people, and remember to call your elderly neighbors or other high risk populations and check-in on them.”
A copy of the emergency declaration and continued updates about Waukesha County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic may be found here. You may follow County Executive Farrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CountyExecutivePaulFarrow/ and on Twitter @WaukeshaCoExec.