Wood County officials react to Supreme Court ruling
By City Times staff
WOOD COUNTY – The Governor’s “Safer At Home” order is gone, but Wood County Health Officer Sue Kunferman says the virus is not, so businesses, especially bars and restaurants, should use caution if reopening to foot traffic.
Kunferman says it’s just like mom used to say, “Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.”
“People need to think of things differently,” she said. “It’s a different environment than it was a few weeks ago, and it is a real risk that is there and some people can become very, very sick or die from this virus. That’s a fact and the virus is still out there, so the Health Department does have an obligation to address any kind of outbreaks or spikes that might occur. So, we are going to be keeping an eye on that data and hopefully, we won’t see a huge spike; but, if we do, we’ll take some action and try to keep plugging along through this unprecedented situation that we are in.”
Wood County Board Supervisor Donna Rozar, of Marshfield, chairs the Wood County Health & Human Services Committee, and is glad the “Safer At Home” order has been lifted. She says the move by the Supreme Court returns individual rights to both business owners and consumers.
Kunferman noted that Wood County recorded four new cases of COVID-19 just this week.