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COVID19 Essential Businesses

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Governor Tony Evers issued a "Safer at Home" Order on March 24, 2020, meaning that all "non-essential" businesses should close. 

The following types of businesses are exempted from the order and may stay open:

  • Healthcare Operations
  • Human Service Operations (long-term care and assisted living facilities, etc.)
  • Essential Infrastructure (Utilities, food production, etc.)
  • Essential Governmental Functions (police & fire, etc.)
  • Stores that sell groceries and medicine
  • Food and beverage production and agriculture
  • Organizations that provide charitable and social services (food banks, etc.)
  • Media (radio, television and newspapers)
  • Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation
  • Financial institutions and services
  • Hardware and supplies stores
  • Building and construction trades (plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff, etc.)
  • Mail, shipping, logistics, delivery, and pick-up services
  • Higher educational institutions (for purposes of facilitating distance learning)
  • Laundry services (Laundromats, dry cleaners)
  • Bars and restaurants for consumption off-premises
  • Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply products needed for people to work from home 
  • Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply other Essential Businesses and Operations with the support or supplies necessary to operate 
  • Transportation (Airlines, taxis, transportation network providers)
  • Home-based care and services for seniors, adults, or children 
  • Professional services, such as legal or accounting services
  • Child care services
  • Funeral establishments
  • Hotels and motels
  • Manufacturers, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries
  • Critical labor union functions
  • Weddings, funerals and religious entities

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