Health Order Limiting Indoor Public Gatherings Takes Effect Today; Health Officials Urging People to Comply.

A new order limiting the size of public gatherings in Wisconsin goes into effect today (Thursday).

Governor Tony Evers’ administration issued the order this week, which limits the size of gatherings to 25-percent of a room or building’s total capacity, in an effort to slow down rapidly growing coronavirus cases in the state.

Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller tells KFIZ News the new order from the Governor includes many of the same measures Fond du Lac County’s safe restart plan has in place. She says it’s important that everyone take these orders seriously.  

“The worry always is compliance,” Mueller said. “Are people following our safe restart? There are a whole bunch of people that are, but on the other end there are a whole bunch of people that aren’t. Hopefully this will be a wake-up call for individuals to say – ‘you know what, this is serious’.”

This new order is effective at 8 a.m. Thursday, and will remain in effect until November 6. It applies to any gatherings at locations open to the public such as stores, restaurants, and other businesses, as well as spaces with ticketed events.

Read “Frequently Asked Questions” about the order here