Evers Issues Order Expanding Operations For Some Nonessential Businesses

(Madison) Governor Tony Evers on Monday issued another executive order, this time expanding allowed operations for nonessential businesses, providing more opportunities for businesses to get back to work in what he calls a “safe and responsible way.” The order, signed 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. Additionally, automatic or self-service car washes would be able to operate. All of the businesses must operate free of contact with customers 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. Emergency Order #34 goes into effect at 8am on Wednesday.