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Gov. Evers Issues "Safer At Home" Order, Starts Wed. 3/25/2020 At 8:00 AM


After announcing Monday that he was issuing a "Safer at Home" order, Governor Tony Evers has provided more details on the order that he and Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm signed today (Tuesday) as the efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 continue in Wisconsin. 

The order goes into effect at 8 am tomorrow, (Wednesday, March 25th) and will remain in effect until 8 am on Friday, April 24th or until a superseding order is issued. 

Under the "Safer at Home" order, Wisconsin residents are able to: 

Perform tasks essential to maintain health and safety, such as obtaining medicine or seeing a doctor;

Get necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members, such as getting food and supplies, pet food and supplies necessary for staying at home;

Care for a family member in another household; and care for older adults, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or other vulnerable persons.

Businesses allowed to operate under the "Safer at Home" order include, but are not limited to: 

·   Health care operations, including home health workers;

·   Critical infrastructure;

·   Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals;

·   Fresh and non-perishable food retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and food banks;

·   Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences;

·   Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities;

·   Child care facilities, with some limitations; 

·   Gas stations and auto repair facilities;

·   Banks;

·   Laundry businesses, dry cleaners and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence, including garbage collection;

·   Hardware stores, plumbers, and electricians;

·   Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning;

·   Roles required for any business to maintain minimum basic operations, which includes security, and payroll; and  

·   Law and safety, and essential government functions will continue under the recommended action.

Any business that is unsure about whether or not they are exempted from this order, please contact the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation at https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/


You can find the complete order here:

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