New Evers order allows curbside drop-off service for some nonessential businesses

Also allows outdoor recreational rentals

Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced a new order Monday that will ease a few restrictions on nonessential businesses beginning Wednesday. 

The emergency order allows nonessential businesses to do curbside drop-off of goods and animals, a measure that’s designed to allow businesses like dog groomers, small engine repair shops and upholstery businesses to open safely. 

It also allows outdoor recreational rentals, such as boats, golf carts, kayaks and ATVs.  Automatic or self-service car washes will also be able to operate under the order. 

The order takes effect 8 a.m. Wednesday.

All of the businesses included in the order must operate free of contact with customers by providing payment options online or over the phone and enact disinfecting practices. Staff within those businesses are limited to one person in a room or confined space, including a car or truck, at a time, according to the order.

“No one wants to reopen our economy as much as I do, and we’re working to do everything we can to make sure we can do so as soon as we safely and responsibly can,” Evers said. “That’s why today we announced a new order that, coupled with our Safer at Home order that went into effect last week, turns the dial a notch by allowing non-essential businesses to do more than they were able to do before. This order means that every business across our state can do things like deliveries, mailings, curbside pick-up and drop-off, and it’s an important step in making sure that while folks are staying safer at home, they can also continue to support small businesses across our state.”

Evers’ Badger Bounce Back plan, which outlines criteria for the state to begin a phased reopening, allows for incremental easing of restrictions on businesses, such as those included in today’s order.

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