'Safer At Home’ Order Issued in Wisconsin (March 25 - April 24)

Stop the spread of COVID-19 and stay at home

March 24, 2020
Wisconsin Capitol Building

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Starting Wednesday, March 25 at 8:00 a.m. and continuing until Friday, April 24 at 8:00 a.m. (or until a superseding order is issued) Wisconsin will be under the ‘Safer At Home’ Order by Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

According to the order, “this is a critical moment in Wisconsin and we must all do our part to cease non-essential travel, business, and social interactions.”

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There are exceptions to staying at home, such as “special situations” and Essential business/travel/activities (see the full list of exceptions on the ‘Safer At Home’ Order).

But to give you an idea of some of the essential businesses, here’s a quick overview: grocery stores, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, food assistance, restaurants offering take-out/ delivery, child/ adult care, utilities (water, sewer, gas, electric), banks, post office, laundromats, gas stations…

Related: SE WI Restaurants Open for Take-Out/Delivery

While you can still make trips to pick up groceries and medicine, you can also enjoy outdoor activities like walking/running, biking, and hiking as long as you are complying with the social distancing requirements of staying at least six feet apart.

Local law enforcement will be enforcing the ‘Safer At Home’ Order and could issue punishments of up to 30 days imprisonment or up to a $250 fine (or both).

For more information, please take a look at the ‘Safer At Home’ Order for Wisconsin.

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