The Door County Board of Supervisors met in an unplanned session Tuesday morning to ratify the public health emergency that was declared earlier in the week by Chairman Dave Leinau and Administrator Ken Pabich. The final vote was 20 in favor with one absence. Pabich provided the board with a presentation covering the two main aspects of the plan, including travel restrictions and the supplemental paid leave bank. Pabich says that self-quarantine, if necessary, is expected to be done at the home of the county employee affected. Nissa Norton, from District 12, asked if the county would assist those who were unable to quarantine at home without putting family members at risk. Pabich said while he understands the severity of that possibility, he did not envision the county carving out a protocol for such a specific situation.
All county employees are subject to travel restrictions as of midnight Wednesday. Those who have a trip that was booked before this week can use hours from the SPL when they do their mandatory self-quarantine. Employees can still travel in the coming days, but they must use paid time off when they self-quarantine rather than the SPL bank upon their return.