MADISON, WI (AP)-- Gov. Tony Evers has issued a sweeping order to close businesses deemed to be nonessential, prohibit gatherings of any size and place new restrictions on travel across Wisconsin for a month in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Evers’ order issued Tuesday takes effect Wednesday at 8 a.m. and runs until April 24. It has numerous exceptions, but was designed to severely curtail movement around the state and force people to stay at home.
The state's top health official said models show up to 1,000 Wisconsin residents could die in two weeks without the order.