Order from Evers expected to help workers amid coronavirus

Governor Evers in blue suit
Posted at 8:08 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 12:40:26-04

MADISON, Wis. (Wisconsin State Journal) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers was expected to issue an executive order Wednesday that would waive work search requirements and modify requirements for those affected by COVID-19 who want to receive unemployment insurance benefits.

Retail and restaurant workers are among those who have been hit hard by closures due to the coronavirus. Evers has ordered a statewide ban on all gatherings of more than 10 people and closed all bars and restaurants except for delivery and pickup orders.

The State Journal reports Food Fight Restaurant Group in Madison says it has furloughed 750 employees because of the government restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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