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Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down "Safer at Home" Order



On Wednesday night, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm's extended "Stay at Home Order" was "unlawful" and "unenforceable". With this court ruling, the extended order has been nullified.  

Read the full opinion here. 

Wisconsin now joins multiple states that don't have extensive ‘stay at home orders’ but can continue to follow good practices of social distancing, hand washing, hand sanitizer usage and telecommuting. This ruling does not promote people to act in a way that they believe endangers their health. 

I and my Republican colleagues in the legislature believe business owners can safely reopen using the guidelines provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. We urge our fellow small business owners to utilize the suggestions as a safe and effective way to open up our state.


 Manitowoc and Calumet Counties Rescind "Safer at Home" Orders

Just this afternoon on May 15th, Manitowoc County and Calumet County have rescinded their "Safer at Home" orders, initially put in place on May 14th.  

Even though the orders have been rescinded, residents are still encouraged to practice safety guidelines laid out by the CDC, which can be found here:  

Businesses that reopen are highly encouraged to follow safety guidelines setup by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. These guidelines can be found at

Manitowoc County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer released the following statement following the rescinded order:

“One of the reasons we extended the order in Manitowoc County was to be consistent with Brown County, who is dealing with a much more significant outbreak. We didn’t want to draw the virus into Manitowoc County by leaving our bars, restaurants, and other locations open to attract Brown County residents. We want to remain consistent and that’s why we’re following Brown County’s lead in rescinding our order too."


 National Peace Officers Memorial Day 

Today, we remember fallen peace officers as part of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Thank you so much for your service, and thank you to our current peace officers for keeping our communities safe.

Catch me this Monday on WOMT and WCUB Radio!


This Monday, I will be appearing on WCUB at 8:10 AM and WOMT Be My Guest at 9:30 am. Feel free to call in for WOMT at 920-682-0351 and WCUB at 920-683-6800 with any questions that you may have! I am looking forward to hearing from you! You can also listen in online by clicking on the link here.  


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