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Governor Evers Extends Wisconsin's Safer at Home Order until May 26

Apr 16, 2020 02:58PM ● By Editor
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers appears by video during a press conference on April 3, 2020. Evers called the Wisconsin Legislature into a special session on Saturday. April 4, 2020. He is proposing to postpone Tuesday’s primary to allow mail-in balloting until May 26. Top GOP leaders quickly rejected the proposal. Credit: Wisconsin Department of Health Services YouTube channel

From the Office of the Governor - State of Wisconsin - April 16, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support the progress we've made in containing COVID-19, but also allows certain activities to start up again. The order is available here

“A few weeks ago, we had a pretty grim outlook for what COVID-19 could mean for our state, but because of the efforts of all of you, Safer at Home is working. That said, we aren't out of the woods just yet,” said Gov. Evers. “As I've said all along, we are going to rely on the science and public health experts to guide us through this challenge. So, as we extend Safer at Home, I need all of you to continue doing the good work you've been doing so we can keep our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe, and get through this storm together.”

“Before we lift Safer at Home, the steps of testing and more robust public health measures must be in place,” explained Secretary-designee Palm. “These steps will help us reduce the risk of a second wave of the virus. If we open up too soon, we risk overwhelming our hospitals and requiring more drastic physical distancing measures again.

To read the entire announcement, follow this link to the State of Wisconsin website.
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