MARINETTE — Marinette County's Public Service Committee Tuesday addressed the county's future COVID-19 plans.

With the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the county the Emergency Management department will be setting up several community testing sites, open to anyone who wishes to be tested.

"As the percentages of cases continue to rise in the State of Wisconsin and Marinette County, Emergency Management has made a request thought the Department of Military Affairs for Wisconsin Nation Guard to open community testing at sites in Marinette County," said Eric Burmeister, the county's Emergency Management director " We have requested the National Guard to hold several reoccurring test sites between now and December."

"As of right now all the requests have been submitted to the National Guard, they are putting a plan together, but looking at the schedule," Burmeister said.

He said the county has requested community test sites on Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 with the proposed location being the Highway Department building in Peshtigo.

Burmeister said Emergency Management has not yet received confirmation that they can use the building, but he is confident that they will receive that permission.