At the direction of Governor Tony Evers, Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Andrea Palm, published Emergency Order #12
(24 March 2020) The order, which gives enforcement authority to local and municipal law enforcement entities lists various businesses and activities that are either restricted or exempted from its provisions.
Many questions arose with the release of the order, prompting the Green Bay Police Department to post the following on Facebook today:
We have received many phone calls about what is allowed and not allowed under the Safer At Home order. There are many untrue rumors circulating and we want to put those to rest. Roadways are still open. If you need food, grocery stores are still open. Your kids can still play outside in the yard (with each other, as stated specifically by Governor Evers, it is recommended no play dates). You can still take your dog for a walk. If you do have to go out for groceries or to the pharmacy, leave space between you and the other customers. Utilize pickup or drive thru services if possible.
If you are not sure if your business is considered essential after reading over the listing from CISA, https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce, you can contact the Brown County Health Department can assist: (920) 448-6400. Please be sure you check the listing before contacting as they are very busy with phone calls.
To view Press Releases relating to this and other news from Governor Evers’ office, Please visit https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Newsroom/Press-Releases.aspx.