Kenosha County has withdrawn its Safer at Home Order after determining it is unenforceable. We are confident that as additional counties analyze the Supreme Court’s decision, they will come to the same conclusion as Gerbers Law and Kenosha County and also withdraw their local Safer at Home orders.
On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm, 2020 WI 42. In its decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Emergency Order 28 – Safer at Home, was unenforceable. There was some confusion initially in the media coverage of the decision as to when it would be effective, leaving counties to enforce their own orders.
On May 11, 2020, Governor Tony Evers caused the Emergency Order #36 – Interim Order to Turn the Dial to be issued. While this Emergency Order does not end the Safer at Home restrictions, it does allow additional business to open while taking certain precautions.
On March 25, 2020, the Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a $2 trillion stimulus package designed to help the ailing economy and ease the burden on families and businesses.
Pursuant to the Safer at Home Order, all individuals present within the State of Wisconsin have been ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence. The Safer at Home Order is effective from 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to 8:00 AM on Friday, April 24, 2020.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SBA is now offering low-interest, long-term federal disaster relief loans to provide working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a direct result of COVID-19 through its Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program.