Wisconsin County List of Safer-At-Home Orders

IMPORTANT: Following the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm’s order, several counties and municipalities are putting in place local ordinances. Due to the considerable confusion regarding the impact that the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm has on the authority of local health officers, Attorney General Josh Kaul has issued an immediate interim opinion

The opinion provides four main guidances to local authorities:

  1. Because the court's decision addressed only DHS's authority (found in Wis. Stat. § 252.02) it is not directly controlling on powers of local authorities, which are set out in Wis. Stat. § 252.03(1)-(2).
  2. Local authorities should limit enforcement of local orders to ordinances or administrative enforcement, because of specifics within the court decision regarding criminal penalties.
  3. Local authorities should ensure that any measures that direct people to stay at home, forbid certain travel, or close certain businesses speak specifically to the local authority's statutory power to "prevent, suppress, and control communicable diseases" and "forbid public gatherings when deemed necessary to control outbreaks or epidemics."
  4. The court's decision does not limit other measures directed by a local authority under Wis. Stat. § 252.03.


All 72 Wisconsin counties are listed below. If they have publicized their local decision to extend or not to extend Safer-At-Home orders, it has been noted below. If the "Issued Order" is blank, it's because there has been no public response as of yet. Contact information for each county is provided in case you wish to communicate directly with your local offices for more information.

The information regarding restrictions is rapidly changing. We'll continue updating as information is received. The latest updates are in red text.

If you do have any questions about your local restrictions, contact your local authorities for clarification.

Regardless of local restrictions, public health officials still recommended people follow social distancing guidelines.

This list was updated on June 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Population Rank County Phone Website Issued Order
53 Adams County 608-339-4200 http://www.co.adams.wi.gov No Restrictions
60 Ashland County 715-682-7000 http://www.co.ashland.wi.us No Restrictions
31 Barron County 715-537-6200 https://www.barroncountywi.gov/  
64 Bayfield County 715-373-6184 https://www.bayfieldcounty.org/ No Restrictions
4 Brown County 920-448-4000 http://www.co.brown.wi.us/ Rescinded Yes – through May 20
67 Buffalo County 608-685-6234 http://www.buffalocounty.com/ No Restrictions
62 Burnett County 715-349-2173 http://www.burnettcounty.com/ No Restrictions
29 Calumet County 920-849-2361 http://www.calumetcounty.org Rescinded Yes – Phases announced
24 Chippewa County 715-726-7985 http://www.co.chippewa.wi.us  
41 Clark County 715-743-5148 http://www.co.clark.wi.us No Restrictions
26 Columbia County 608-742-2191 https://www.co.columbia.wi.us/ColumbiaCounty/default.aspx No Restrictions
59 Crawford County 608-326-0201 http://www.crawfordcountywi.org No Restrictions
2 Dane County 608-266-4311 http://www.countyofdane.com/ Reopening Under Phase 1 (click to view)
19 Dodge County 920-386-3600 http://www.co.dodge.wi.gov Phase 1 guidance (click to view)
45 Door County 920-746-2200 http://www.co.door.wi.gov/ Reopening with guidelines (click to view)
33 Douglas County 715-395-1341 http://www.douglascountywi.org Yes – Follow WEDC guidelines
32 Dunn County 715-232-2429 https://www.co.dunn.wi.us/ Reopening with order (click to view)
15 Eau Claire County 715-839-4801 http://www.co.eau-claire.wi.us Yes until May 28
72 Florence County 715-728-3201 http://www.florencecountywi.com Reopening under Phase 1
16 Fond du Lac County 920-929-3000 http://www.fdlco.wi.gov No Restrictions
68 Forest County 715-478-2422 http://www.co.forest.wi.gov No Restrictions
27 Grant County 608-723-2675 http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/ No Restrictions
39 Green County 608-328-9430 http://www.co.green.wi.gov/ Rescinded Yes – through May 26
55 Green Lake County 920-294-4005 http://www.co.green-lake.wi.us No Restrictions
48 Iowa County 608-935-0399 http://www.iowacounty.org No Restrictions
70 Iron County 715-561-3375 http://www.co.iron.wi.gov No Restrictions
50 Jackson County 715-284-0201 http://www.co.jackson.wi.us No Restrictions
20 Jefferson County 920-674-7144 https://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/ No Restrictions
46 Juneau County 608-847-9300 http://www.co.juneau.wi.gov No Restrictions
8 Kenosha County 262-653-2664 http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us Rescinded Yes – through May 26
51 Kewaunee County 920-388-4410 http://www.kewauneeco.org No Restrictions
12 La Crosse County 608-785-9573 http://www.lacrossecounty.org No Restrictions
57 Lafayette County 608-776-4850 http://www.lafayettecountywi.org  No Restrictions
54 Langlade County 715-627-6200 http://www.co.langlade.wi.us No Restrictions
44 Lincoln County 715-539-1019 http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us No Restrictions
21 Manitowoc County 920-683-4004 http://www.co.manitowoc.wi.us No Restrictions
10 Marathon County 715-261-1000 http://www.co.marathon.wi.us No Restrictions
37 Marinette County 715-732-7406 http://www.marinettecounty.com No Restrictions
63 Marquette County 608-297-3100 http://www.co.marquette.wi.us Yes – through May 15
71 Menominee County 715-799-3311 http://www.co.menominee.wi.us No Restrictions
1 Milwaukee County 414-278-4067 https://county.milwaukee.gov/ Reopening with Guidelines (click to view)
30 Monroe County 608-269-8705 http://www.co.monroe.wi.us No Restrictions
38 Oconto County 920-834-6800 http://www.co.oconto.wi.us No Restrictions
40 Oneida County 715-369-6143 http://www.co.oneida.wi.gov  
6 Outagamie County 920-823-1684 http://www.outagamie.org Rescinded Yes – through May 20
17 Ozaukee County 262-238-6400 http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us No Restrictions
69 Pepin County 715-672-8857 http://www.co.pepin.wi.us  
35 Pierce County 715-273-3531 http://www.co.pierce.wi.us No Restrictions
34 Polk County 715-485-9226 http://www.co.polk.wi.us/  
23 Portage County 715-346-1351 http://www.co.portage.wi.us No Restrictions
66 Price County 715-339-3325 http://www.co.price.wi.us No Restrictions
5 Racine County 262-636-3121 http://www.racinecounty.com Reopen with enforceable order (click to view)
56 Richland County 608-647-2197 http://www.co.richland.wi.us No Restrictions
9 Rock County 608-757-5660 http://www.co.rock.wi.us Reopening Under Recommended Phase 1
65 Rusk County 715-532-2100 http://www.ruskcounty.org  
25 Sauk County 608-356-5581 http://www.co.sauk.wi.us No Restrictions
58 Sawyer County 715-634-4866 https://www.sawyercountygov.org/ No Restrictions
36 Shawano County 715-562-9150 http://www.co.shawano.wi.us No Restrictions
13 Sheboygan County 920-459-3003 https://www.sheboygancounty.com/ No Restrictions
18 St. Croix County 715-386-4600 www.sccwi.gov  
52 Taylor County 715-748-1400 http://www.co.taylor.wi.us No Restrictions
43 Trempealeau County 715-538-2311 http://www.tremplocounty.com No Restrictions
42 Vernon County 608-537-5380 http://www.vernoncounty.org No Restrictions
49 Vilas County 715-479-3600 http://www.vilascountywi.gov No Restrictions
14 Walworth County 262-741-4241 http://www.co.walworth.wi.us/ No Restrictions
61 Washburn County 715-468-4600 http://www.co.washburn.wi.us No Restrictions
11 Washington County 262-335-4400 http://www.co.washington.wi.us No Restrictions
3 Waukesha County 262-548-7010 http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ No Restrictions
28 Waupaca County 715-258-6200 http://www.co.waupaca.wi.us/ Under WEDC guidelines until June 15
47 Waushara County 920-787-0442 http://www.co.waushara.wi.us No Restrictions
7 Winnebago County 920-236-4888 http://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/ Rescinded Yes – through May 20
22 Wood County 715-421-8400 http://www.co.wood.wi.us/ No Restrictions
  City of Appleton 920-832-6173 https://www.appleton.org/ Rescinded Yes
  City of Mensha 920-967-3600 https://www.cityofmenasha-wi.gov/ Yes
  City of Milwaukee 414-286-2489 https://city.milwaukee.gov/ Yes until rescinded (click to view)
  City of Racine 262-636-9101 https://www.cityofracine.org/Home/ Yes until May 26 until rescinded (click to view)
  Ho-Chunk Nation     Yes – No end date
  Lac Du Flambeau Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa     Yes until rescinded
  Menominee Indian Tribe Of Wisconsin     Yes until rescinded
  South Milwaukee/St. Francis 414-762-2222 https://smwi.org/ Yes, through May 21
  Cudahay   http://www.cudahy-wi.gov/ Rescinded Yes, through May 21
  Frankin   https://www.franklinwi.gov/ Yes, through May 21
  Greenfield   https://www.ci.greenfield.wi.us/ Yes, through May 21
  Hales Corners   https://www.halescorners.org/ Yes, through May 21
  Oak Creek   https://www.oakcreekwi.org/ Yes, through May 21
  Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale   https://www.nshealthdept.org/ Yes, through May 21
  Shorewood   https://www.villageofshorewood.org/ Yes, through May 21
  Whitefish Bank   https://www.wfbvillage.org/ Yes, through May 21
  Wauwatosa   https://www.wauwatosa.net/ Reopen with guidelines (click to view)
  West Allis, West Milwaukee    https://www.westalliswi.gov/ Yes, through May 21

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By, Eric Skrum