Gov. Tony Evers Bans Gatherings of 50 People or More, Including Bars & Restaurants

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Update: The ban goes into effect at midnight tonight (Monday night).

Gov. Tony Evers has banned gatherings of 50 people or more, requiring bars and restaurants to limit their patrons.

Evers wrote in a tweet:

“Folks, it’s on all of us to practice social distancing and take every step possible to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. That is why I have directed DHSWI Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to order a ban on mass gatherings of 50 or more people.

Critical infrastructure and services such as grocery stores, food pantries, childcare centers, pharmacies, and hospitals will be exempt from this order.

This isn’t a decision I made lightly and we understand this will have an impact on Wisconsin workers, families, businesses and communities, but keeping folks safe and healthy has to be our highest priority.

More details on this order to come at our 1:30 pm press briefing.”

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