How Gov. Evers’s “Safer at Home” Order Affects LTC Workers

On Tuesday, March 24, Governor Evers issued a “Safer at Home” order, which is effective as of 8:00 am Wednesday, March 25 and will be in effect until 8:00 am on Friday, April 24, unless canceled earlier. Learn more about the order here.

This page is to provide current information available on the order as it relates to LTC professionals.

Health care professionals are definitely considered essential, and long-term care professionals will not have to comply with the order to get to/from work.

Evers on Twitter stressed that healthcare professionals, grocers and family caregivers are among those providing essential services. Businesses deemed nonessential will be required to close.

The order will go into place immediately or shortly after he signs it on Tuesday, March 24.

The governor is expected to sign his order on Tuesday. It’s expected to take effect later on Tuesday, or shortly thereafter.

It is unclear how long the order will last.

The governor’s remarks thus far have not indicated how long the order will be in effect.

Outside of essential work, the order will require people to limit/restrict private engagements in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Evers on Twitter urged people that they should plan on “no sleepovers, no play dates, and no dinner parties with friends and neighbors.”

Enforcement will be local.

Local officials will be responsible for enforcement.