In a short period of time COVID-19 has spread throughout Wisconsin. We all need to take these precautions for the preservation of public health and safety throughout the entire State and to ensure our healthcare delivery system can serve those most in need.
The Governor’s executive order includes the entire state and is mandatory. Please, in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and protect your families, friends and neighbors – stay home.
The Governor’s order means you must stay at home, leaving only for essential reasons such as to get groceries or medicine, to get medical care, to get exercise, to take care of others, and for certain types of work. You should significantly restrict your outside movement to only essential outings in order to help stop the spread of the virus.
Law enforcement will assist in enforcing this order but adhering to the order will save lives and it is the responsibility of every Wisconsin resident to do their part. Law enforcement is more likely to intervene if they witness or receive reports of:
• Crowds of people gathering, especially if packed closely together or not social distancing
• Flagrant violation – such as a bar or restaurant having a room full of customers eating in.
• Employees being asked to report to work in-person where the business is not supposed to be open or appropriate social distancing precautions are not taking place
The Wind Point Police Department will not be randomly stopping vehicles to ask you where you are going, and it is fine for people to be out on their way to or from essential work, to be out for necessities like going to the pharmacy or getting groceries, or to be out just taking a walk. People gathering in groups may be asked why they are gathering, to practice better social distancing, or to go home. You should abstain from all nonessential activities.
Adhering to the order will save lives and it is the responsibility of everyone to do their part.