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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 c
are 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: