ELLSWORTH -- Pierce County board supervisors unanimously approved a state of emergency resolution March 24.

The declaration came one day after Gov.Tony Evers issued a statewide stay-at-home order, which has no effect on the county’s state of emergency.

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Seven county supervisors, clerk Jamie Feuerhelm and corporation counselman Brad Lawrence attended the meeting while practicing social distancing at the Pierce County courthouse board room Tuesday night while the other supervisors phoned into the meeting.

Under the proclamation:

  • County supervisors have the right to attend meetings remotely,
  • the county will record expenses due to the outbreak, and
  • the board chairman Jeff Holst and administrative coordinator Jason Matthys will act on behalf of the county to protect residents.

County offices remained closed as of 8 a.m. March 25. Residents are encouraged to conduct services over the phone or online. Those needing in-person services may schedule an appointment.

The full text of the Pierce County declaration may be found on the county website.

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