Gov. Evers to issue order for Wisconsinites to stay home
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58/AP) -- Gov. Tony Evers announced he will issue a Safer At Home order on Tuesday, March 24 -- requiring non-essential businesses to close or work remotely. Restaurants may stay open for delivery and curbside pick-up only.
The order is to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has killed four people in the state and infected at least nearly 400. Evers tweeted Monday that he would be signing the order on Tuesday.
I know this has been difficult and has disrupted the lives of people across our state. That’s why issuing a #SaferAtHome order isn’t something I thought we’d have to do, and it’s not something I take lightly. But here’s the bottom line: folks need to start taking this seriously.— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) March 23, 2020
It comes after Evers already ordered K-12 schools and a host of other businesses closed, including bars, restaurants and hair salons, and limited gatherings to no more than 10 people. But the newer, tighter restriction mirrors what other states have done, including neighboring Illinois.