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
- Building management and maintenance
- Transportation services
- Communications services
- Child care, in accordance with emergency order #6
- Charitable and social services
- 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 https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/ 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.