Gov. Evers Issues Safer At Home Order

This morning, Gov. Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #12, the “Safer at Home” order, directing all individuals in Wisconsin to stay at home, limiting non-essential travel, and ceasing all non-essential business operations. The order is effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 24 through Friday, April 24.

The order directs all individuals in Wisconsin to stay at home. Persons may leave their home to:

  • Obtain health care
  • Obtain necessary supplies
  • Engage in outdoor activity complying with social distancing requirements
  • Perform work at essential business operations
  • For any safety reasons

The order also directs all non-essential business and operations to cease. Essential businesses to remain open include the federal guidance on essential workforce and:

  • Health care and the health care supply chain
  • Food supply chain
  • Other stores that sell groceries and medicine
  • Restaurants and bars for take out and delivery only
  • Construction
  • Building management and maintenance
  • Airports
  • Utilities
  • Transportation services
  • Communications services
  • Child care, in accordance with emergency order #6
  • Charitable and social services
  • Media
  • Financial institutions and services
  • Other “critical trades” as defined in the order
  • Mail services
  • Professional services, including legal and insurance services
  • Manufacturing of critical products and industries

Businesses are encouraged to consult to determine if they are considered an essential operation eligible to remain open.

All forms of non-essential travel are prohibited.

Essential government functions, including first responders and emergency management and the Legislature, remain open.

More resources on COVID-19 in Wisconsin.