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Supreme Court: WI High Court rules against Andrea Palm...

Re-opening Guidelines: preparing for the future with the CDC and WEDC...

Press Conference: All businesses are essential....

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling 



On Wednesday, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court ruled DHS-Sec. Designee Andrea Palm’s Emergency Order #28, which confined people to their homes, forbid travel, and closed businesses and places of worship, exceeded statutory authority.  The only remaining part of E.O. #28 is 4a, which closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

While the Supreme Court ended what has been ruled an overreach or an excessive exercise of power, it did not end the pandemic.  It is incumbent upon each of us to behave responsibly and demonstrate grace to our friends, family, and co-workers as we continue to fight COVID-19.

You can read the full opinion here.

Hopefully going forward we will have positive and constructive dialog between the executive and legis branch about prudent and appropriate safety measures related to COVID-19.

Re-opening Guidelines 




Many businesses are looking forward to the future, when they can return to providing the experiences, products and services their customers want, unhindered by COVID-19. Working toward that future will require the adoption of prudent new business practices that reflect the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and reflect the trust that businesses and consumers place in each other. 

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has compiled a series of industry-specific guidelines to help us get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. Following these guidelines will help us all get Wisconsin’s economy back on track.

The CDC has also provided advice and guidelines for businesses to plan and prepare for the future, prevent a rapid spread of COVID-19 and support both employees and consumers during this unprecedented time. 

Rep. Allen advocates for re-opening Wisconsin


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On Wednesday, Rep. Allen joined other Waukesha County legislators, business owners and community leaders to advocate for Wisconsin workers and businesses. 

Community leaders from business and faith communities advocated for  opening up.  Small businesses are the backbone of neighborhoods.The business owners shared stories of hardship that both they and their employees are facing and about sacrificing their savings to get through COVID-19.

The Church leaders discussed the benefits of community during a time of crisis, and encouraged Governor Evers to allow Wisconsinites to worship and pray together and provide spiritual encouragement for those who are stressed during this time.

All workers are essential, and every business deserves a chance. Read news coverage of the press conference here

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~ what are you focusing on?~


Rep. Allen will be stopping by area businesses in the next week to take photos of businesses that are leading the way as good examples of opening safely.  Those photos will be featured in an upcoming issue of this e-update.  If you would like to nominate a business, please email us.  While you are there, take a photo and send it to us. 

Quick Links 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Hospitals Association - Healthcare System Updates

COVID-19 State Services

Assembly Republican COVID-19 Resource Page 

Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources

SBA Wisconsin Office

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance

WI DWD Unemployment Insurance Information in Spanish

American Red Cross

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