Bayfield County issues restriction on public gatherings

Bayfield County issues restriction on public gatherings Photo: Jon Ellis/WDIO-TV

Updated: September 04, 2020 05:45 PM

The Bayfield County Health Department has issued a countywide restriction on public gatherings to begin at midnight on Saturday, September 5. The Order was issued Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Bayfield County.


According to a statement, Bayfield County officials say a wedding last weekend may be a cause of a recent COVID-19 outbreak. The wedding was at the Harbor View Event Center in Washburn on Saturday, August 29. Health officials want to remind the public to monitor your health closely. If you attended the wedding and develop symptoms, it is encouraged that you get tested and then self-isolate until September 11.

Health officials say the public order goes into effect at midnight tonight, and continues through December 4. 

According to the Order, any public Gathering, whether inside or out, where people are unable to maintain 6 feet apart is prohibited in Bayfield County. Under no circumstances may there be gatherings in excess of 100 individuals within the same room, or for an organized or unorganized event. 

There are some exemptions to this order.  Click here to learn more about the exemptions

Anyone who violates the order is subject to a fine of up to $500. 

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