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COVID-19 Safer At Home Order: Effective March 25 - April 24 for Non-Essential Wisconsin Business Employees

Order Begins at 8 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020

March 24, 2020
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COVID-19 #SaferAtHome Order:  Effective March 25 - April 24 for Non-Essential Wisconsin Business Employees

Governor Tony Evers is saying the #SaferAtHome Order will be effective from 8 am on Wednesday, March 25 through Friday, April 24 for all non-essential Wisconsin businesses and employees. The Governor also asking residents not to make any unnecessary trips, but does not lay out any time for a possible curfew right now.

We are working hard to keep you updated on a quickly changing healthcare emergency.

If you have any questions, please email us:  teri.barr@entercom.com

The #SaferAtHome order allows you 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
  • Care for older adults, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or other vulnerable persons

Evers explained people will not need special permission to leave their home but they must comply with when it is permissible. Also, if a business is deemed essential, it does not need documentation or certification to continue its work, so long as it is done in compliance with the order.

Here is the list of businesses we have learned are considered essential, and will be allowed to operate under the order:

  • 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 (on-line) 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.