Earlier this week, amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, which organizes the Jammin' on Janesville event, issued the following press release related to health and safety guidelines and recommendations:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 3, 2020
For information, contact:
Gary Boisits, Legal Counsel
Keith Hammitt, Board President
Krisann Durnford, Executive Director
MUSKEGO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STATEMENT JAMMIN’ ON JANESVILLE EVENT
Muskego, WI – Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its popular street event, Jammin’ on Janesville, for Friday, August 7, 2020. With regard to the current health crisis, the Board of Directors considered the event’s impact on both businesses and the Muskego community. Chamber Board President Keith Hammitt presents the following statement:
“The Board of Directors of the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce understands the impact of this pandemic on public health and our community’s economy. Striking a balance between these two is vital for our citizens and businesses. While recognizing the concerns related to the spread of the virus, we also share the need of normalcy for our community.
We gathered input from many stakeholders and community leaders, including the Police Department and Elected Officials. After considering all input, the Board of Directors believes this event will be a positive opportunity for our community. We acknowledge both the Governor’s mandate that went into effect August 1 and the guidelines presented by Waukesha County. While we believe these will make our outdoor event safer, we do understand that it is the responsibility of each individual and participating business to follow public health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. If residents or business members are uncomfortable with the event or have health conditions that make them vulnerable, we recommend they do not attend Jammin’ on Janesville.
To help prevent virus spread, vendor booths will be social distanced and we recommend each participating business use sanitizing and disinfecting safety measures in their area. During the event, we encourage all individuals to participate in social distancing and, when unable to social distance at this outdoor event, to utilize a face mask. We also recognize that people’s choices regarding wearing face coverings may be based on a variety of reasons and ask that attendees be respectful. Please note that private business owners may require face coverings on their premises or to gain entrance to their facility.”