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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #66 (5-14-20 AM)

Counties that have adopted “Safer-At-Home” extension

Following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision that declared that Emergency Order #28 (EO #28) is “unlawful, invalid and unenforceable,” several Wisconsin counties and municipalities have utilized their local authority to issue public health orders that adopt the provisions of EO #28 as well as the provisions contained in Emergency Orders #34 and #36(the “Turn the Dial” orders that allowed for curbside pickup for retail and opening smaller retail operations to up to 5 patrons).

Those local authority orders tied to EO#28 remain in effect until 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 26th. The City of Appleton’s order is in effect until May 20th.  The city of Milwaukee and city of Menasha have orders with no expiration date and remain in effect until a superseding order is issued.

Local Authority Health Orders that have been issued thus far include:


We will update if additional orders are issued in this afternoon’s update.

Other counties are encouraging businesses that choose to open their doors to follow the CDC guidelines and to consider using the guidelines provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Waukesha County:

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow made the following statement after the Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down the “Safer at Home” order extension on May 13, 2020.

“The health and safety of the public is my top priority. We have already seen essential businesses take extraordinary steps to continue to provide service while keeping their employees and members of the public safe, and there’s no reason why other businesses can’t do the same.

“In light of the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, many businesses that have been closed will choose to open their doors tomorrow, and many others will choose to expand their operations. We trust our businesses will do so responsibly. All Waukesha County businesses should continue to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and cleaning and disinfecting whenever possible. They should also consider the guidelines provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and consult with their respective trade or business organizations to identify industry best practices to safely welcome back employees and customers.

“Waukesha County continues to have an active and aggressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County’s Public Health Division, Emergency Operations Center, and other departments and divisions are working to keep residents as safe as possible while allowing our economy to recover from the effects of COVID-19.

Link to entire release

Eau Claire County:

The following statement was issue by Lieske Giese, Director of the Eau Claire City-County Health Department:

“In the wake of the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling regarding the Safer-At-Home order, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department is consulting with state and local authorities about possible next steps. In the meantime, in the interests of preventing spread of COVID-19, we respectfully request that Eau Claire County residents voluntarily continue to follow safe social distancing practices.”

Link to release

Previous Wisconsin COVID-19 Updates

Previous COVID-19 Updates are archived here

Here is a comprehensive list of State of Wisconsin resources related to the public health emergency (LINK)

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