Madison, Wis. (April 27, 2020) – Gov. Tony Evers today announced another turn of the dial in expanding allowed operations for nonessential businesses, providing more opportunities for businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way.
Emergency Order #34, signed today by Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, allows nonessential businesses to do curbside drop-off of goods and animals. This will allow businesses like dog groomers, small engine repair shops, upholstery businesses, and others to safely open. Today’s order also allows outdoor recreational rentals, such as boats, golf carts, kayaks, ATVs, and other similar recreational vehicles. Finally, automatic or self-service car washes would be able to operate. All businesses must operate free of customer contact by providing payment options online or over the phone, enact proper disinfecting practices, and operations must be able to be performed by one staff member.
Today’s order builds upon another turn of the dial towards resuming business operations in the State of Wisconsin. When the Safer at Home order was extended last week, a number of additional options were made available for businesses to safely serve the public, including:
· Golf courses were opened this past weekend;
· All businesses are allowed to offer curbside pick-up, allowing customers to purchase goods online or over the phone from a local store;
· Construction businesses can do aesthetic or optional construction work so long as it is performed by a single person;
· Public libraries can provide curbside pick-up of books and other library materials;
· Arts and crafts stores can offer expanded curbside pick-up of materials necessary to make face masks; and
· Landscaping businesses can do aesthetic or optional lawn care so long as it is done by a single employee.
Emergency Order #34 goes into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2020.