State and Local Safer/Stay At Home Orders
Local Safer At Home Orders Changed Rapidly After Statewide Order Struck Down; Businesses Encouraged to Review Local Orders Regularly to Ensure Compliance

Local Safer At Home Orders Changed Rapidly After Statewide Order Struck Down; Businesses Encouraged to Review Local Orders Regularly to Ensure Compliance

After the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the statewide Safer At Home order on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, a number of local governments, at the county, city, and village levels, began issuing their own Safer At Home orders. By Wednesday evening, Brown and Dane Counties had issued orders—as well as the suburban regions of Milwaukee County, which were not subject to the City of Milwaukee’s...

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Safer At Home Overruled – Is It Business As Usual?

By: Kathy L. Nusslock Part I of Our Business Liability Series on Returning to Work On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the Secretary-designee of the Department of Health Services (DHS) failed to follow emergency rule procedures and exceeded her authority when she issued Emergency Order #28, ordering everyone to stay home, closing all "non-essential" businesses, prohibiting private...

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Businesses Must Be Aware of Local Safer At Home Orders, Including Those in Brown, Dane, Kenosha, and Rock Counties, Parts of Milwaukee County, and the Cities of Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel May 15, 2020, 4:00 PM Update This article was originally published the morning of May 14, 2020, and was accurate as of the time of publishing.  Since publication, a number of additional counties and local governments have implemented Safer At Home Orders.  Additionally, a number of counties have rescinded or withdrawn their Safer At Home Orders (e.g.,...

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Governor Evers “Turns the Dial” to Begin Further Relaxing Restrictions on Businesses Categorized by the State as Non-Essential Retail

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel On May 11, 2020, Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #36, which further relaxes restrictions on retail businesses categorized by the State as non-essential. The Order allows for non-essential retail businesses to open their doors to customers for in-person shopping, provided that the entrance into the store be from the outside and not from a mall or...

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Wisconsin’s New Safer At Home Order Alters Restrictions on Businesses

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel On April 16, 2020, Governor Evers and the Department of Health Services issued an extension to the Safer At Home Order. Emergency Order #28 will begin on April 24, 2020, and will continue until May 26, 2020, at 8 a.m., unless altered. The extended Order provides new restrictions on the number of individuals allowed in retail stores at any point in time....

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Webinar Replay: On the First Day of FFCRA a Lawyer Gave to Me… Navigating Municipal Hurdles in the #SaferAtHome Era

Webinar Replay: On the First Day of FFCRA a Lawyer Gave to Me… Navigating Municipal Hurdles in the #SaferAtHome Era

The impact of COVID-19 is imparting an unprecedented burden on municipalities across Wisconsin.  Breaking news is the new constant, leaving elected officials and administrators buried in pending urgent decisions amidst a sea of uncertainty.  Davis|Kuelthau is dedicated to helping each of you through these challenging times.  Members of our Municipal Team, James M. Kalny, Anthony (Tony)...

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Webinar Replay: Managing Your Workforce in the #SaferAtHome Era

Davis|Kuelthau hosted a complimentary webinar on Monday, March 30th for all Wisconsin businesses navigating the myriad employment hurdles stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Essential Business mandates across Wisconsin. D|K Employment Law Attorneys, Laurie Meyer and Anthony Steffek, held a Q&A forum addressing topics such as: Telework Furloughs Layoffs FFCRA applicability for leave...

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Webinar Replay: Managing Education in the #SaferAtHome Era: K-12 Guidance for Administrators

Webinar Replay: Managing Education in the #SaferAtHome Era: K-12 Guidance for Administrators

The impact of COVID-19 is imparting an unprecedented burden on educators across Wisconsin.  Breaking news is the new constant, leaving board members, superintendents and other administrators buried in pending urgent decisions amidst a sea of uncertainty. Davis|Kuelthau is dedicated to helping each of you through these challenging times.  Members of our School Team, Robert (Bob) Burns, Anthony...

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Guidance for Businesses Resolving Multiple “Shelter in Place” Orders and Differing Definitions of “Essential Business”

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel Although California was the first state to issue a “shelter in place” order on March 19, 2020, it quickly became clear that it would not be the last. Since the 19th, approximately 21 states have issued similar orders as they combat the COVID-19 outbreak and try to flatten the curve. Not only are states issuing “shelter in place” orders, but various city...

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Stay-At-Home and Safer At Home Orders Impose Restrictions on Residential Landlords and Rental Property Managers

By: Daniel A. Kaminsky On March 23, 2020, the City of Milwaukee Health Department published the Order of the City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Imposing A City-Wide “Stay-At-Home” Requirement To Mitigate The Spread of COVID-19 (the “City of Milwaukee Order”)[1].  On March 24, 2020, the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services published Emergency Order #12 Safer At Home Order (the...

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