(Update: now you can't leave your house for non-essential travel) Gov. Tony Evers orders ban of all public gatherings of 10 people or more (including bars, restaurants, gym's and malls) until further notice (currently in effect)
Update #1 on 3/18/2020 at 10:45 PM CT: Story now includes gym's.
Update #2 on 3/25/2020 at 4:13 PM CT: Tony Evers has also ordered all non-essential businesses to close, as well as order everyone to stay inside of their homes from now until April 24th.
In the midst of this entire coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin governor Tony Evers has announced the ban of all public gatherings of 10 people or more effective Tuesday, March 17. The ban is currently in place. This ban also includes the shut down of restaurants, bars, gym's and malls as said in an emergency order. This news comes after Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker also announced the same news.
This directive builds onto a previous order of no more than 50 people in a public gathering, severely decreasing the amount of people who can be together in one place. This ban was effective as of 5.00 PM Tuesday, and includes everywhere in the entire state of Wisconsin. This also of course, includes Renervate, where we are also based and headquartered in Wisconsin.
This new order exempts all other things, such as transportation, educational institutions, child care, hotels, military, law enforcement, food pantries, hospitals, long-term care facilities, restaurants and bars that can only offer take-out or delivery, grocery stores and convenience stores, utility facilities, job centers, and courts.
Evers also concludes that this manner will be handled by police, and failure to comply with this order may include a $250 fine, and/or 30 days of imprisonment. So please, comply with the orders that Evers has set in place.
View the emergency order here on Scribd:
“Our top priority at this time is to keep Wisconsinites safe and healthy by reducing the spread of COVID-19, especially for those who are considered high-risk. With limited tests available nationwide and continued community spread, we have to take every precaution to protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors,” said Gov. Evers. “I know what this means for our small business owners and the struggles they and their workers will face in the coming weeks, but we are committed to working with our federal partners, state officials, and stakeholders to ensure we are doing everything we can to assist during these uncertain times.”
Wisconsin cases continues to grow, and this is how Evers has responded to it. Currently, there are 72 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state of Wisconsin, an increase from 25 on Monday when the total stood at 47.
Here is the total count of coronavirus cases from county-to-county, with information provided by Milwaukee's TMJ4.
Total number of Wisconsin COVID-19 cases
Fond du Lac 11
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