Gov. Evers: Standalone, strip mall based retail stores to reopen, offer shopping for up to five people

Posted at 12:38 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 20:16:16-04

MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Evers has announced an order allowing some standalone or strip mall based retail stores to reopen with social distancing guidelines.

Only five people will be allowed inside stores at a time, and a social distance of 6 ft. will be enforced.

All stores must have an entrance that goes directly to the store from the outside. Shared entrances, like in traditional shopping malls, as of yet are still not allowed to be used.

Evers says this is another "turn of the dial" on his Safer at Home order to get Wisconsin businesses back open.

Emergency Order #36 also states that drive-in theaters in the state will be allowed to operate with some restrictions.

"In addition to added flexibilities and steps we have already taken for businesses, this is another disciplined turn of the dial that will allow Wisconsin's business owners to safely get back to work and Wisconsin consumers to support their favorite local spots," said Gov. Evers. "Both customers and workers need to be confident in their safety, so we need everyone to be diligent in following best safety practices so we can continue to move our state forward while keeping our neighbors, families, and communities safe and healthy."

All businesses are required to continue following the safety precautions and tips outlined in the Safer at Home order.

Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker released a statement following the latest emergency order:

It’s another day and another confusing emergency order. We’ve flattened the curve by being careful and using common sense. With more testing, we’re seeing a smaller percentage of positive cases. This shutdown has put half a million people out of work. It’s time to get everyone back to work in every part of the state.

You can read Emergency Order #36 below:

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