Dear Wisconsin Lumber Dealers & Suppliers:
As an update to yesterday's correspondence regarding Governor Tony Evers "Safer at Home" Executive Order requiring all non-essential businesses to close effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - we wanted to provide you with final guidance and further clarification on the order.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Governor Evers issued his official "Safer at Home" Executive Order.
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As a part of Governor Evers' Order, construction has been deemed an essential industry/business.
Likewise, Governor Evers followed suit with orders issued by other states including Michigan and Ohio and has followed the "essential business" guidelines issued by the Department of Homeland Security.
Further, and thanks to Northwestern Lumber Association's partnership with the Wisconsin Builders Association, Governor Evers went a step further in his order and added additional clarifying language that specifically includes construction suppliers including lumber dealers, wholesalers, distributors, etc. are essential businesses and may remain open.
These specifics are called out on page 12 - Section M and page 13 - Section R of the order.
Northwestern Lumber Association applauds Governor Evers for this decision to include LBM dealers and suppliers as "essential" businesses and commends the efforts of the NLA staff, the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and other industry groups for their diligence with this issue!