Racine says it will continue to enforce Safer at Home measures until May 26

Posted at 8:58 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 22:03:16-04

RACINE — Despite the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling Gov. Ever's Stay at Home order unconstitutional and that businesses can open, the City of Racine has decided to maintain the state's Safer at Home guidelines until May 26.

“I know these are very difficult and highly unusual times, but Public Health's responsibility is to mediate and maintain the safety and welfare of our residents. I am therefore adopting the provisions of Safer At Home locally and ordering that it be extended until May 26th. Before that date, additional guidance will be released for how we can safely move forward. I do not issue this order lightly, but we must protect ourselves, our families, and the other members of our community. A full and immediate lifting of the Safer At Home order would put all of us in danger of contracting the virus. We have to be concerned about surges in cases overwhelming our local hospitals, as well as our first responders, public health professionals, and workers employed at our community's grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential businesses at risk," Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox, said.

This means that Racine will continue to follow the state's outlined practices regarding essential versus non-essential business closures and social distancing until May 26 at 8 a.m.

The city said that these measures are necessary to continue curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

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