Employment LawScene Alert: Wisconsin to Put in Place Safer at Home Order

Today, March 23, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced via Twitter that he is issuing a Safer at Home Order tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Order will likely go into effect shortly thereafter. This Order will follow similar orders in states such as New York, California, and Illinois. The Order will cease all non-essential business statewide. This does not prevent businesses from continuing to have employees work from home. Additionally, essential businesses, such as healthcare, grocery stores, and pharmacies, will continue to remain open. It is currently believed that restaurants will be allowed to continue curbside takeout and manufacturers will be allowed to continue business operations. The Order is also likely to further limit personal interactions, as Gov. Evers’s tweets this morning stated that it “means no sleepovers, no playdates, and no dinner parties with friends and neighbors.” Employees who work at essential businesses and individuals who need to use the services of essential businesses will continue to be allowed to travel for such purposes. The goal of this order is to be proactive in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

We will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available from the Governor’s office.


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