Turning the Dial on Reopening Wisconsin Business
As we shared in our earlier Badger Bounce Back message, Governor Tony Evers' office - in collaboration with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Health Services - is seeking to balance the concerns of both groups as we seek to "turn the dial" on reopening businesses in Wisconsin.

Today (April 27, 2020) a Emergency Order #34 - titled Interim Order to Turn the Dial - that shared a few more businesses that could reopen. This order takes effect at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Minimum Basic Operations
The Safer at Home Order outlined a number of Minimum Basic Operations in section 14. Today's order adds a few additional items to that list, including:

  • Curb-side drop-off of goods or animals for the purpose of having those goods or animals serviced, repaired, or cared for by the business.
  • Outdoor recreational rentals such as boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, golf carts, snowmobiles, and ATVs. Rented equipment must be cleaned after each use.
  • Car washes. Entirely automatic car washes and self-service car washes may open for service. High-touch surfaces must be cleaned between each use if possible, or as frequently as practicable.

For curb-side drop-off and outdoor recreational rentals, the order specifies that:
  • Staff must be limited to one person per room/confined space
  • Services must be paid for online or by phone
  • Pick-ups must be scheduled ahead to ensure compliance with Social Distancing Requirements.
  • Customers are not allowed inside of these businesses.
The Wisconsin SBDC Network is a proud part of the  Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship  in the  University of Wisconsin System . It is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the  U.S. Small Business Administration.