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Order Restricting Delivery on Behalf of Non-Essential Business

Non-essential businesses must stop any curbside pickup
Post Date:04/04/2020 3:00 PM

What is this order restricting delivery on behalf of non-essential businesses? 

Public Health Officers issued an order restricting delivery on behalf of non-essential businesses. All non-essential businesses are required to cease all activities except those required for:

  1. Minimum basic operations, as defined below, and

    i. Minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business’s inventory, preserve the condition of the business’s physical plant and equipment, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related functions, including where these functions are outsourced to other entities.
    ii. Minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences

  2. Any operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own home or residences (i.e. working from home)

Minimum Basic Operations does not include serving customers in person.  Minimum Basic Operations may include one person in a room or confined space, including a car or truck, fulfilling nonessential deliveries, mailing parcels, or receiving parcels.  Delivery and parcel services cannot require a signature by the recipient, and should have no in-person interaction. Other services or activities requiring more than one person may only continue via phone or virtually.

This means that all non-essential businesses must stop any curbside pickup and/or curbside delivery activities. All curbside pickup and curbside delivery activities should cease immediately

What is the time frame?

This order is effective immediately and continuing until 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.

What is the purpose of this order?

The overriding goal of this Order is to minimize the in-person interaction which is the primary means of transmission. 

This Order is issued based on evidence of increasing transmission of COVID-19, scientific evidence regarding the most effective approaches to slow the transmission of communicable diseases generally and COVID-19 specifically, and best practices as currently known and available to protect vulnerable members of the public from avoidable risk of serious illness or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19.  Although most people who contract COVID-19 do not become seriously ill, people with mild symptoms and asymptomatic people with COVID-19 may place other vulnerable members of the public at significant risk.

How is this enforced?

This Order is enforceable by any local law enforcement officials. Violation or obstruction of this Order is punishable by up to 30 days imprisonment, or up to a $250 fine, or both based on Wis. Stat. § 252.25.


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