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Essential Business Declaration

On March 24, 2020, Governor Evers issued the “Safer at Home” Order closing all Nonessential Wisconsin businesses until 8:00 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2020.

What is essential?

Here’s the full list. To see details about each of these categories, click here.

  • Healthcare & Public Health Operations
  • Human Service Operations
  • Essential Infrastructure
  • Essential Government Functions
  • CISA List
  • Stores That Sell Groceries & Medicine
  • Food & Beverage Production and Agriculture
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Childcare Settings
  • Orgs That Provide Charitable & Social Services
  • Weddings, Funerals and Religious Entities
  • Funeral Establishments
  • Media
  • Gas Stations and Businesses Needed for Transportation
  • Financial Institutions and Services
  • Hardware & Supplies Stores
  • Critical Trades
  • Mail, Post, Shipping, Logistics, Delivery and Pickup Services
  • Laundry Services
  • Supplies to Work from Home
  • Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations and Essential Government Functions
  • Transportation
  • Home-Based Care & Services
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacture, Distribution and Supply Chain for Critical Products & Industries
  • Critical Labor Union Functions
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Businesses, including home-based businesses, may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own home or residences (i.e., working from home).