As long as you can maintain social distance, you are free to go out in Eau Claire. That seems to be the overarching approach, but beyond that there are specific guidelines and most people will be taking it day by day as we inch back to business. The best bet so far seems to be checking on an individual basis as counties and businesses make their own decisions about when and how to open doors again.
City-County Health director Lieske Giese issued a new order yesterday that allows bars, restaurants, shops, and most other businesses to reopen. Giese says people need to continue to stay six feet apart. Large gatherings like concerts and sporting events are still banned, but most other restrictions under the governor’s Safer at Home order are lifted.
The county rules for social distancing will stay in place til the end of the month.
The order was developed in partnership with the City of Altoona, City of Eau Claire, and Eau Claire County as well as other partners who have been working on response to COVID-19.
Currently, on the state scene there is not a lot of desire in the Wisconsin legislature to repeat Safer at Home. Top Republican lawmakers say they don’t see the need for a set of statewide rules that tell local businesses how to reopen. Instead, state Rep. Joan Ballweg and others are leaning toward letting local communities set their own rule
Governor Evers yesterday said that will lead to a patchwork of rules and regulations, and more confusion.
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To read more, here are some click thru resources for safe reopening:
WEDC Reopening Guidelines.
Health Department business, retail, curbside, and office space checklists can click here fore more.