Safer at Home order extended to May 26 UPDATED

- Gov. Tony Evers announced he's extending his Safer at Home order until May 26.

The announcement came in a press release from the governor's office Thursday after Evers indicated earlier in the week he would likely extend it for another month.

The executive order bans nonessential business and travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Evers originally set the order to expire April 24.

"A few weeks ago, we had a pretty grim outlook for what COVID-19 could mean for our state, but because of the efforts of all of you, Safer at Home is working," Evers said. "That said, we aren't out of the woods just yet."

The extension does allow some businesses to reopen despite the Safer at Home order.

Libraries can now do curbside pickup of books.

Golf courses can open, though all clubhouses and pro shops need to stay closed. Tee times and payments need to be handled over the phone or online.

Lawn care and some external construction work will be allowed under the new order, as long as it can be done by one person.

Arts and crafts stores will be allowed to offer curbside pick-up for materials used to make masks and other protective equipment.

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