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Governor Evers Issues "Safer at Home" Emergency Order #12
Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #12, or the "Safer At Home" Emergency Order, on March 24, 2020. This order requires all nonessential businesses to shut down and only allows people to leave their house for essential work or to get supplies as outlined in the order.
After extensive communications between WPCA and Governor Evers’ staff and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) it is our interpretation that Wisconsin’s Precast Concrete manufacturers meets the criteria of “essential work” and your facilities can remain open. Please be advised, Emergency Orders and regulatory interpretation is subject to future revisions and/or change. If that occurs, WPCA will communicate those changes immediately. The following is an applicable list of the essential businesses that can remain in operation if they provide/manufacture:
This order is effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:00am and will remain in effect until Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8:00am, or until a superseding order is issued. Please click the link below to view the entire Emergency Order.
Given Emergency Order #12, there is some concern that employees will be stopped by law enforcement and fined if they do not have evidence of a legitimate reason to be traveling according to the order.
WPCA has provided a letter template below that members can update with their company information and print copies for their employees to keep in their vehicles. This is a DRAFT letter for members' use if they so choose. Please feel free to tailor and revise to suit you and your company's needs.