[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Pierce County 7-28-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Section 252.03, Wis. Stats. (as it currently exists or is hereafter revised) is incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth.
The Pierce County Health Officer, upon the appearance of any communicable disease in Pierce County, shall immediately investigate all the circumstances and make a full report to the appropriate governing body and Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
The Pierce County Health Officer shall promptly take all measures necessary to prevent, suppress and control communicable diseases, and shall report to the appropriate governing body the progress of the communicable diseases and the measures used against them, as needed to keep the appropriate governing body fully informed, or at such intervals as the Wisconsin Secretary of Health may direct.
The Pierce County Health Officer may inspect schools and other public buildings within his or her jurisdiction as needed to determine whether the buildings are kept in a sanitary condition.
The Pierce County Health Officer may do what is reasonable and necessary for the prevention and suppression of disease; may forbid public gatherings when deemed necessary to control outbreaks or epidemics and shall advise the Wisconsin Department of Health Services of measures taken.
No person may interfere with the investigation under this chapter of any place or its occupants by the Pierce County Health Officer or their assistants.
Any person who violates or obstructs this chapter or an order of the Pierce County Health Officer under § 120-1A(2) or (4) above is subject to:
The issuance of a citation pursuant to Ch. 1 of the Pierce County Code and § 66.0113, Wis. Stats. A citation may be issued by the local health officer or law enforcement officers.
A forfeiture of not more than $500 for each violation.
The issuance of a summons and complaint, and entry of a civil judgment for a forfeiture and (temporary or permanent) injunctive relief.
A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
The initiation of one action or penalty under this section does not exempt the apparent violator from any additional actions and/or penalties.
Proceeding under any other ordinance or law relating to the same or any other matter shall not preclude enforcement under this chapter.
Should any portion of this chapter be declared unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this chapter shall not be affected.