Wisconsin Coronavirus 'Stay At Home' Order Coming Tuesday: Evers

Ruben Fields
March 24, 2020

The Safer at Home order was something Evers said he didn't make lightly.

According to a JSOnline report from Monday morning, Evers made the decision to call the order a "stay at home" order opposed to a "shelter in place" order to dissuade citizens from thinking that martial law was being imposed.

So far, Gov. Evers has not clarified how his administration will define essential and non-essential businesses.

"It's different. It may not be ideal for everybody, but for those businesses that may not fit the essential category really take a look at how do I send my employees home, how do we deal with it, how do we communicate", said Minor.

Saying he's issuing a "Safer at Home" order on Tuesday.

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In a Facebook post, Evers said he's been in discussions with public health experts, elected leaders, and businesses around the state. He did not provide details on what the order might mean for construction companies, manufacturing, or hotels.

According to a guidance from the Dept. of Homeland Security issued March 19, they created an initial list of essential infrastructure workers to help state and local officials protect their communities amid the coronavirus outbreak.

"Workers providing essential care or services in our communities will be allowed to continue to travel to and from work", Evers wrote. As of Sunday no cases had been reported in Door or Kewaunee County.

Evers said in the post that he has heard from business leaders in the state that it is "imperative to slow the growth of the disease", and that the "state cease all non-essential business statewide". We also need folks to limit their interactions to the same people, not different small groups.

Gov. Evers closes K-12 schools to prevent spread of COVID-19Gov. "Unfortunately that means no sleepovers, no play dates, and no dinner parties with friends and neighbors".

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