Attorney General Josh Kaul issues opinion regarding local health officials’ ability to issue local orders to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

May 15 2020

Attorney General Josh Kaul today issued an interim attorney general opinion on the applicability of Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm to local health officers' ability to issue local orders responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to a request for an opinion from the Outagamie County Executive on Friday, May 15, 2020. As the Wisconsin Department of Justice continues to review the request, the public can submit expertise, legal analysis, or comment on the opinion request here. Please note: submissions, including attachments, are generally subject to disclosure pursuant to the public records law.