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Outagamie County to begin temperature screenings at facilities

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 18:27:18-04

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY (NBC 26) -- Outagamie County will begin conducting temperature screening at some county facilities due to COVID-19.

A news release from the county said Friday that Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson issued Executive Order 6-2020, which will take effect Monday, October 19.

Beginning Monday, the county will require temperature screening at public points of access to most county facilities.

A few facilities are excluded from the new requirement, including Appleton International Airport, County Parks Shelters/Restrooms, and county facilities leased and controlled by private entities. Outagamie County says Brewster Village is operating under stricter DHS guidelines for Health Care facilities.

A person won't be allowed into a facility if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, if they are waiting results for a COVID-19 test, if they've been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to discontinue isolation, or they've been identified as a close contact to someone with COVID-19.

Anyone with a temperature equal to or higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will not be permitted access to county facilities. County services will be rescheduled or provided in an alternative manner.