Gov. Evers Prohibits Gatherings of 10 or more People to slow spread of COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Health Department

news release

Gov. Evers directed DHS to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The order makes exceptions for transportation, educational institutions, child care, hotels, military, law enforecement, food pantries, hospitals, long-term care facilities, restaurants and bars can only offer takeout or delivery, grocery stores and convenience stores, utility facilities, job centers and courts  Additionally, schools will be closed for the duration of this public health emergency.  Violation or obstruction of this order is punishable by imprisonment, fines or both under WI state statute 252.25.

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