Today, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers directed the Department of Health Services (DHS) to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with various exceptions. The Order is available here.
Businesses should review the Order to see if they quality as an exempted business and, if not, what restrictions exist. If a business is unsure whether it qualifies as an essential business under the Order, representatives are encouraged to contact the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/ for clarification. For businesses not exempted from coverage by the Order to which exceptional circumstances apply, an exemption from the Order can be requested:
In the exceptional circumstance that a business is not listed in this Order as an Essential Business or Operations but believes that it should be included in that designation, a business is not listed in this Order as an Essential Business or Operations but believes that it should be included in that designation, the business should consult the information page on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) website. If a business still believes that it does not fall within the meaning of Essential Businesses and Operations, it may apply to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) using the provided form requesting designation as such.
Order, Section 13(z), p. 14. The order is effective from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until 8:00 a.m. Fri., April 24, 2020, or until the Governor issues a superseding Executive Order.
As a result of the Order, the majority of Lindner & Marsack, S.C. personnel will be working from home, except for a small number of employees necessary to complete on-site projects each day. All employees are available as if they were sitting at their desk.