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Tavern League lobbyist: OC health department practicing ‘biological McCarthyism’

Policy names only certain businesses visited by COVID-19 positives


June 05, 2020 by Richard Moore


The Oneida County Health Department has begun to name certain businesses visited by people who have tested positive for COVID-19 if the department concludes the visit posed a risk of significant exposure to others, but a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Tavern League criticized the policy this week, calling it “biological McCarthyism.”

Along with Tavern League lobbyist Scott Stenger, State Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) also criticized the policy, which is based both on a subjective i...

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