Waukesha County starts process to end COVID-19 State of Emergency on June 30

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Monday, May 17, initiated the process to end the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a news release, the ordinance to end the mandate will be considered by the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors at the Tuesday, June 22 board meeting. If passed, the State of Emergency will end on Wednesday, June 30. 

“The proclamation declaring a State of Emergency ensured that the County had funding mechanisms in place allowing us to boost our public health infrastructure to historic levels as we responded to the pandemic,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “We were able to shift our priorities to emergency operations to mitigate the virus in our community. Now that our community is largely vaccinated and cases have trended downward for months, we can resume normal County operations.”

The State of Emergency was declared on March 12, 2020. It allowed Waukesha County to facilitate and expedite the use of resources to protect residents from the impacts of the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring continuity of critical operations within the county. 

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