Press Releases COVID-19

The information below includes orders that have since expired or been retracted (5/18/20).


May 11th: Governor Evers and WI DHS released Emergency Order #36: Interim Order to Turn the Dial: This order allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. Drive-in theaters are also now allowed to operate with some restrictions. The press release can be found here.


Governor Evers Press Release Announcing Business Best Practice and Safety Guidelines from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: Click Here


April 15th: Governor Evers released a statement following the Wisconsin State Senate's passage of COVID-19 response legislation.

“My pen has been waiting for weeks to sign legislation that guarantees Wisconsin will capture our fair share of federal dollars under the CARES Act and ensures workers experiencing unemployment and underemployment won’t be forced to wait an extra week for needed benefits to kick in. This bill is finally a step in the right direction, but there is much more work to be done."


April 3rd: NSHD orders the closure of all public beaches: Press Release Here   Order Here


March 24th: Governor Evers directs DHS to Issue Safer at Home Order: Press Release Here


March 20th: Governor Evers updated the ban on mass gatherings of 10 or more people: Order Here

 

March 17th: Governor Evers Directs DHS to Limit Gatherings to Less Than 10 to Slow Spread of COVID-19: Press Release Here


March 17th: ORDER RESTRICTING FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALES: Order Here

  • Restrictions apply to the communities of Milwaukee, Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Cudahy, South Milwaukee, and St. Francis.  
    • Food and beverage sales are restricted to carry-out and delivery only. No onsite consumption is permitted. 
    • Liquor, beer and wine sales in Milwaukee County and its municipalities are restricted to carry-out sales and delivery only, to the extent permitted by law. No onsite consumption is permitted. 

March 17th: WI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES PER GOVERNOR TONY EVERS BANS GATHERINGS OF 50 OR MORE PEOPLE: Press Release Here 

  • This order includes any gatherings at locations such as public or private schools, theaters, museums, stadiums, conference rooms, meeting halls, taverns, health and fitness centers, and places of worship.
  • Critical infrastructure and services such as grocery stores, food pantries, childcare centers, pharmacies, and hospitals are exempt from this order.
  • Restaurants and bars are required to operate at less than 50 percent capacity or have fewer than 50 people, whichever is less. 

March 16th: ELEVEN MILWAUKEE COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES RESTRICT FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALE: Press Release Here

  • The Emergency Order restricts food, liquor, beer and wine sales to carry-out and delivery only for bars and restaurants in certain areas of Milwaukee County. Onsite consumption of food and beverage will not be permitted. 

March 13th: NORTH SHORE HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS POSITIVE CASE OF COVID-19: Press Release Here