Posted on Thursday May 14, 2020 by Vanessa Lenz

Safer-at-Home Overturned: Here's What We Know

The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Wednesday Gov. Tony Evers' order shutting down daily life to limit the spread of coronavirus.

The ruling immediately lifts almost all restrictions on businesses and gatherings imposed by the administration's Stay-at-Home order.

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Q. Will Walworth County issue its own measure? 

A. No. Walworth County has not issued any additional stay-at-home orders in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to block Gov. Tony Evers’ safer-at-home order.

"In the wake of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Safer at Home Order, effective immediately, businesses can open and people can travel and gather in large groups. Walworth County’s Division of Public Health will not be issuing orders that replace Safer at Home at this time," Walworth County said in a news release. Click here for full release.


Click here for Walworth County's Re-opening Blueprint Plan

Q. Are schools going to open? 

A. No, the court's ruling did not apply to the portion of the order that required face-to-face instruction to cease in public and private schools.

Public and private K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Click here for more information from the East Troy Community School District.

The district will provide meals, free of charge, to all children under age 18 during this time. Meal pick up is Monday-Friday at the MS auditorium entrance between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Battle Bags remain available during the school designated breakfast/lunch pick up times.

Q. What are local businesses doing?

A. The ruling immediately lifted restrictions on all businesses. Some businesses that have been closed will choose to open their doors today, and others will choose to expand their operations.

Some have opted to remain open for carry-out and curbside only or remain closed as they determine their best path for re-opening.

Remember to continue to shop local & say thanks to the employees who are hard at work.

Click here  for a list of stores still open in East Troy and continue to check back for updates on store's re-opening plans

Q. What does this mean for local restaurants & bars? 

A. Bars and restaurants and other businesses are allowed to reopen across Wisconsin.

Here's a list of bars and restaurants in the East Troy area with updates on their to-go ordering & curbside pickup & re-opening plans:

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Q. Where do I get updates from my local municipality?

A.  Village of East Troy: Click here
Town of East Troy: Click here
Town of Troy: Click here

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