Bars, Restaurants in Wisconsin Ordered to Close, Gatherings of 10 or more People Banned as COVID-19 Spreads
Governor Tony Evers has directed the Wisconsin Department
of Health Services to limit gatherings in the state to 10 people or less to
slow the spread of COVID-19. The Governor made the announcement Tuesday – which
also orders restaurants and bars in the state to close as of 5 pm . Restaurants
in the state may only stay open for take-out or delivery services. In addition,
the order says that as of 5 pm Wednesday all public and private schools K-12
schools and colleges in the state will remain closed indefinitely through the
duration of the state’s public health emergency. Schools in the state had a
tentative re-opening date of April 6th with an order issued last
week, but now they will remain closed until further notice.
People in the state are asked to continue to follow
guidelines issued by the Department of Health Services and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include
frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water, covering coughs and
sneezes, avoiding touching your face and staying home when you are sick.