Governor Evers announced today that he be issuing a “Safer at Home” order effective Tuesday, March 24. Organizations and individuals providing essential care and services will be allowed to continue travelling to and from work. This includes healthcare professionals, grocers and family caregivers. The full details of the order to be announced by the Governor’s office. Everyone else is asked to not take any unnecessary trips, and to limit travel to essential needs such as getting medications and groceries.
This order is based on the advice and counsel of public health experts, healthcare providers and first responders on the front line of our state’s response to the pandemic. These unprecedented measures are necessary to reduce rate of spread in COVID-19 cases. We must do everything we can to keep our healthcare systems from becoming overwhelmed and protect both the public and essential healthcare workers who are taking care of the critically ill.