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Wisconsin safer-at-home order extended to May 26. Schools to remain closed, golf courses may open

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Governor Evers and, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Andrea Palm have issued Emergency order #28 which extends the Safer-at-Home order until May 26.

Public and private schools will remained closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, according to the order. Restrictions on public libraries and some businesses have been lifted.

Here is a list of what has changed:

  • Schools: Public and private K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Public libraries: Public libraries may now provide curb-side pick-up of books and other library materials.
  • Golf Courses: Golf courses may open again, with certain restrictions.
  • Non-essential Businesses: Non-essential businesses will now be able to do more, including deliveries, mailings, and curb-side pick-up. Non-essential businesses must notify workers of whether they are necessary for the Minimum Basic Operations.
  • Arts and Crafts Stores: Arts and craft stores may offer expanded curb-side pick-up of materials necessary to make face masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Aesthetic or Optional Exterior Work: Exterior lawn care or construction is now allowed under as it can be done by one person.
  • Local parks and open space: Local health officials may close public parks and open spaces at their descretion.
  • Travel: Unnecessary travel is discouraged, including to second homes or cabins, and out-of-state

Salons and spas are to remained closed.

Emergency Order #28 may be read in full here: content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/04/16/file_attachments/1428995/EMO28-SaferAtHome.pdf

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