Gov. Evers Directs Health Dept. To Limit Indoor Public Gatherings

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and state health officials issued a new statewide order Tuesday capping gatherings at indoor public spaces such as stores, bars and restaurants at 25 percent capacity.

Evers directed Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order No. 3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy.

The order goes into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday and ends Nov. 6. It applies to any gatherings at locations that are open to the public such as stores, restaurants and other businesses that allow public entry, as well as spaces with ticketed events.

“We’re in a crisis right now and need to immediately change our behavior to save lives,” Evers said in a news release. “We are continuing to experience a surge in cases, and many of our hospitals are overwhelmed, and I believe limiting

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Gov. Evers declares new health emergency, issues new face coverings order

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has declared a new public health emergency due to the recent surge in cases among young people and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately. They will expire after 60 days or with the declaration of a new order. Executive Order #90 is available here. Emergency Order #1 is available here.

“We continue to learn more about this virus, but what we do know is that we are facing a new and dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Wisconsin,” stated Gov. Evers. “We are seeing an alarming increase in cases across our state, especially on campus. We need folks to start taking this seriously, and young people especially—please stay home as much as you are able, skip heading to the bars, and wear a mask whenever you go out. We need your help to stop the spread of this virus, and we

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