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GAVEL DOWN, WI OPENS UP?

GAVEL DOWN, WI OPENS UP?

The gavel has dropped and now a lot of people are wondering “Now what?”

The Wisconsin Supreme Court says it hopes lawmakers and Governor Tony Evers’ administration can come to terms on a plan to reopen the state. Because if they don’t, the state essentially reopens today. The high court yesterday struck down the extension of the governor’s order to keep businesses closed and keep people at home.

It was close, the justices ruled, 4-3, that Health Secretary Andrea Palm overstepped her powers. The decision means that bars, restaurants, and shops across most of the state can now reopen. But how that will look is still uncertain.

Here locally, Eau Claire County’s public health director says local leaders are looking at what comes next for Safer at Home.

City-County health director Lieske Giese yesterday said people should still follow social distancing guidelines and should try and do all they can to limit the spread of the coronavirus now that the state’s Safer at Home order has been struck down.  Giese is planning an announcement for what comes next for Eau Claire County later this afternoon and we will keep you posted on those updates.

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