Dear Editor,

For those businesses that consider themselves essential and must remain open, you owe it to your employees, their families and the community to make it public should any of your employees test positive for the COVID-19 virus. 

HIPPA laws prevent the individual from being identified. Regardless of where the individual is from, be it Brown County, etc. The employer or the Health Department should make it public. 

Literally thousands of employees in Marinette and Menominee counties go home every day to friends, family or spouses, many with underlying health conditions. 

A number of employers have employees from Brown and Delta counties who live here all week. 

Keeping it hush helps no one. Until this goes away, let’s take it seriously. 


Mike Tanguay