Governor Evers Extended the Safer at Home Order through May 26.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Photo credit © Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By 103.7 KISS-FM

Last week Friday, Governor Evers extended the “Safer at Home” Order until 8am on May 26.

So what does this mean? Well, mainly it is more of what we have been doing the last few weeks. And that’s ok. This is working to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. But what about what we CAN do? A few businesses and activities can start back up with some restrictions.

In case you were wondering what you can still do or what is considered essential, I copied this list from our original blog when the order was first issued.

  • Healthcare and Public Health Operations (i.e. hospitals, pharmaceuticals, mental health providers…)
  • Human Service Operations (i.e. food assistance, child/adult care…)
  • Essential Infrastructure (i.e. operation and maintenance of utilities including water, sewer, gas, and electric…)
  • Essential Activities
    • Health and Safety (i.e. obtaining medical supplies or medications, seeking emergency services, visiting a health care or behavioral health care professional…)
    • Necessary supplies and services (i.e. grocery shopping…)
    • Outdoor Activity (i.e. while complying with social distancing of staying at least six feet apart – walking, biking, hiking, running…)
    • Certain types of work (i.e. obtaining supplies needed to work from home…)
    • Take care of others (i.e. to care for a family member, friend, or pet in another household…)
  • Essential Government Functions (i.e. law enforcement, EMS, firefighters…)
  • Essential Businesses and Operations
    • Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) List
    • Stores that sell groceries and medicine
    • Food and beverage production, transport, and agriculture
    • Restaurants that offer take-out or delivery service only
    • Bars that offer carryout sales of alcohol beverages and food (if permitted by state law and municipal ordinance)
    • Child care settings for children up to 13 years of age (unless specifically licensed for children with disabilities up to 19 years of age); child care settings shall prioritize care for certain families (see 13.f.i. of the order)
    • Organizations that provide charitable and social services (i.e. food banks and pantries…)
    • Weddings, funerals, and religious entities (while adhering to social distancing requirements as much as possible and limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people)
    • Funeral establishments (while adhering to social distancing requirements as much as possible and limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people)
    • Media (i.e. newspaper, television, radio…)
    • Gas stations and business needed for transportation (i.e. gas stations, auto repair…)
    • Financial institutions and services (i.e. banks, credit unions…)
    • Hardware and supplies stores (i.e. businesses that sell electrical, plumbing, heating, and construction material…)
    • Critical Trades (i.e. plumbers, electricians, HVAC, cleaning and janitorial staff…)
    • Mail, post, shopping, logistics, delivery, and pick-up services (i.e. post office, food delivery…)
    • Laundry services (i.e. laundromats, dry cleaners…)
    • Supplies to work from home
    • Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations and Essential Government Functions
    • Transportation (i.e. airlines, taxis, Uber, Lyft…)
    • Home-based care and services (i.e. traveling caregivers or nannies, home-based care for children/adults…)
    • Professional services (i.e. legal or accounting services… while using technology as much as possible and avoid meeting in person)
    • Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries (i.e. pharmaceutical, sanitation, waste pickup…)
    • Critical labor union functions (i.e. administration of health and welfare funds…)
    • Hotels and motels (while complying to requirements within the order and closing shared facilities like pools, hot tubs, and exercise facilities)
    • Higher educational institutions (for purposes of facilitating distance learning…)
    • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) designated businesses (see order)
  • Minimum Basic Operations (i.e. processing payroll…)
  • Essential Travel (i.e. access to essential activities, special situations, any exceptions details within the order…)

Yes. That is a lot to read. Basically just stay at home as much you can. Continue washing your hands. Practice social distancing. Like I said at the beginning...Keep doing what we have been doing over the last few weeks. It’s working and if we can keep doing it just a little while longer, we will beat this and be back to our normal Brewers baseball loving lives.

KISS Intern Chris



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