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Head of the Lakes Fair will operate with new guidelines

SUPERIOR, WI-- Many events around the country have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic as case numbers continue to surge.

That includes the many summertime favorites like county and state fairs.

However, the Head of the Lakes Fair in Superior will be operating this year.

According to Daniel Litchke, Director of the Head of the Lakes Fair, many changes will be implemented to ensure safety.

When guests enter the fairgrounds everyone will be required to get a temperature check.

Masks are not required but are highly encouraged.

Scattered around the fairgrounds will be handwashing and sanitization stations.

Litchke said they'll also have special disinfecting foggers to blow on the ride and keep them clean.

Litchke added there won't be a capacity limit since there is a lot of room at the grounds, but more staff have been hired to monitor social distancing.

As soon as they feel they have reached a capacity they will stop admitting guests.

"This year we are going to maximize the usage of these grounds, there will be little to no touching, there will be social distancing. I thought we couldn't put this fair on safely we wouldn't do it," Litchke said.

Food vendors also have protocols to follow.

Every vendor is individually working with the Health Department.

All lines will require social distancing and condiments will have to be distributed in individual packets.

Mayor Paine declined to weigh in on the fair still operating in Superior since the fairgrounds are owned and managed by Douglas County.

We reached out to the county board chairperson for comment but we did not hear back.

As of Monday Douglas County is reporting 61 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

John Cardinale

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