Wisconsin's 'Safer at Home' order takes effect: 'Definitely super quiet'

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wednesday morning, March 25, the statewide "Safer at Home" order took effect because of the concern of spreading COVID-19. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's order for the city took effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning as well. All non-essential workers are ordered to stay home. 

Some of the essential jobs include health care workers, some government workers, communication jobs and anything that has to do with getting food from the farm to homes. 

You can go to the grocery store though. 

Police officials said they won't be driving around looking for people breaking the rules, but if people intentionally break the rules or are repeat offenders, they will face penalties. 

CBS 58 spoke with an essential employee and a man out and about getting exercise and asked them what they thought of the orders.

"It’s definitely super quiet. I think it’s the right thing to do for now. You know got to try and break the chains, slow down the curve and all that stuff," said Ragiv Malik, out for a run. 

"It's a good thing to be proactive. I just think it’s going a little too far," Brian Basile, an essential worker, said. 

The statewide order will go through April 24. Here's details on the guidelines

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