Officials say it's time to safely reopen Door County businesses to tourists

DOOR COUNTY -- The Door County Health Officer announced on Tuesday, May 19 that the county is prepared to reopen to the tourists -- even as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

In a news release, Door County Health Officer Susan Powers indicated the following shall remain in effect until revoked or superseded by subsequent recommendations or order:

Basic recommendations for everyone

    Community gatherings

    Follow social distancing, cloth face coverings and sanitation guidelines when in public settings and consider the following guidance for planning, scheduling or attending events and gatherings.

    Powers issued the following statement online:

    "As Door County Health Officer, I recognize this situation will continue to evolve and may require future orders to suppress, prevent and control the spread of communicable disease, as well as protect the public’s health and safety. The expectation is that individuals and businesses will voluntarily follow guidance and recommendations from public health to protect each other.

    "Your efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 are appreciated by those who live, work and enjoy Door County."