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Safer at Home Extended

Apr. 2020

On April 16, 2020, Governor Evers extended his “Safer at Home” order through May 26, 2020.  The previous order was set to expire next week, on April 24, 2020.

The extension also included some changes, these include:

  • Public libraries may now provide curb-side pick-up of books and other library materials.
  • Golf courses may open again, but with restrictions, mainly no golf cart usage, and pro shops/clubhouses need to remain closed.
  • Non-essential business can begin minimum basic operations, including deliveries, mailings, and curb-side pick-up. These businesses must notify workers whether they are necessary for minimum basic operations.
  • Arts and craft stores can offer expanded curb-side pickup of materials necessary to make face masks or other personal protective equipment.
  • Aesthetic or optional exterior lawn care or construction is now allowed, as long as it can be done by one person.
  • Both public and private schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Local health officials may close public parks and open spaces if it becomes too difficult to ensure social distancing or the areas are being mistreated.
  • People are strongly encouraged to stay close to home, not travel to second homes or cabins, and not to travel out-of-state if it is not necessary.

Additionally, the extension outlined safe business practices for essential businesses and operations, these include:

  • Increased cleaning and disinfection practices, ensure that only necessary workers are present, and adopt policies to prevent workers exposed to COVID-19 or symptomatic workers from coming to work.
  • Retail stores must limit the number of people in the store at one time, must provide proper spacing for people waiting to enter, and large stores must offer at least two hours per week of dedicated shopping time for vulnerable populations.
  • Businesses that supply, manufacture, or distribute goods and services to other Essential Businesses and Operations can only continue operations that are necessary to those businesses they supply. All other operations must continue as Minimum Basic Operations.

The order will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on May 26, 2020.

You can view the full text of the order here: EMO28-SaferAtHome