Past Orders and Recommendations

  • 10/27/21 Press Release - The Tri-County Public Health Departments released a press release to encourage residents to start their COVID-19 vaccine series before the upcoming holiday season.
  • 8/13/21 Press Release - The City of Menasha released a press release to notify the community that the City has reached the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) threshold for substantial level of COVID-19 community transmission and is experiencing a high burden of COVID-19 cases.
  • 7/19/21 Press Release - the Tri-County Public Health Departments sent out a press release reminding the community that the window to be considered fully vaccinated before the upcoming school year is narrowing, and to encourage everyone 12 years and up to get vaccinated as soon as possible. 
  • 5/26/21 Public Health Advisory - The City of Menasha has adopted the CDC's Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. The recommendations stipulate that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • 4/1/21 Public Health Advisory Reaffirming the Use of Face Coverings - To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the City of Menasha Health Officer advises wearing a face covering that covers the nose and mouth when in public, businesses, health care settings, waiting lines, and public transportation.
  • 3/31/21 Face Coverings Required for Visitors in City Buildings - The City of Menasha released a press release to notify the public that face coverings will continue to be required for visitors in City buildings.
  • 11/13/20 Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Alert - The Northeast Region Public Health Officers issued this alert to urge residents to follow best public health practices during their upcoming holiday celebrations.
  • 10/2/20 Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Alert - the City of Menasha, along with the health departments of the City of Appleton and Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties, issued this alert due to very high levels of COVID-19 cases in our communities.  
  • 5/15/20 City of Menasha COVID-19 Recommendations (Recomendaciones para COVID-19 de Menasha) - of the City of Menasha Health Officer. This order supersedes the local Safer at Home order from 5/14/20 and issues COVID-19 recommendations. The new recommendations are effective 5:00pm on May 15, 2020. View the press release HERE (Comunicado de prensa anunciando las nuevas recomendaciones).
  • 5/14/20 City of Menasha Safer at Home Orderissued by the City of Menasha Health Officer in response to the WI Supreme Court ruling to overturn the statewide Safer at Home order. Effective 8:00am 5/14/20, and remains in effect until a superseding order is issued. 
  • 3/17/20 Mayor Merkes declared a Public Health Emergency (EMERGENCIA DE SALUD PÚBLICA) in the City of Menasha in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • On December 20, 2021 the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS) released a Public Health Advisory in light of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.
  • On January 19, 2021 Gov. Evers declared a new statewide public health emergency with Executive Order #104 and issued Emergency Order #1 a new face covering requirement to help stop the spread of a new highly contagious variant of COVID-19. 
  • On November 20, 2020 Gov. Evers issued Executive Order #95 declaring a new state of emergency and Public Health Emergency.
    • With this new emergency declaration, Gov. Evers issued Emergency Order 1 to help reduce hospital bed and staff shortages by requiring face coverings.
  • On November 10, 2020 Gov. Evers issued Executive Order #94: Relating to Actions Every Wisconsinite Should Take to Protect their Family, Friends, and Neighbors from COVID-19.
  • On September 22, 2020 Gov. Evers declared a new a public health emergency in the state of WI due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases among young people. Gov. Evers also issued a new emergency order requiring face coverings in certain situations for people over age 5.
  • On July 30, 2020 Gov. Evers signed Emergency Order #1 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This emergency order requires individuals to where face coverings in certain situations.
  • On July 30, 2020 Gov. Evers issued Executive Order #82 declaring a public health emergency in the state of Wisconsin due to the state's rising cases of COVID-19.
  • On May 11, 2020 Gov. Evers issued Emergency Order #36 which turns the dial on Safer at Home to add more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way. 
    • This includes new opportunities for standalone or strip-mall based retail shops to provide in-person shopping (up to 5 customers at a time) and the opening of drive-in movie theaters.
    • Updated Safer at Home Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • On April 27, 2020 DHS Secretary-designee Palm signed Emergency Order #34, an interim order to turn the dial on Safer at Home, expanding allowed operations for nonessential businesses.
  • On April 20, 2020 Gov. Evers announced the Badger Bounce Back Plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. 
    • In coordination with this announcement, DHS Secretary-designee Palm issued Emergency Order #31 establishing the process and outlining the phases of the plan.
  • On April 16, 2020 DHS Secretary-designee Palm signed Emergency Order #28 Safer at Home. Effective April 24, 2020, this order extends Safer at Home through May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued, with some changes to the original order.
  • On March 24, 2020 DHS Secretary-designee Palm signed Emergency Order #12 Safer at Home. This order is effective March 24, 2020 through April 24, 2020.