August 10, 2020

Volume X, Number 223

August 10, 2020

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City of Milwaukee Issues “Stay-at-Home” Order

The City of Milwaukee’s Commissioner of Health issued the much anticipated "Stay-at-Home" order this morning, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

In an effort to slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this citywide order directs individuals to self-isolate in their residences to the maximum extent feasible. In his latest public briefing, Mayor Barrett highlighted the fact that the City of Milwaukee has more COVID-19 cases than any other city in Wisconsin.

Similar to surrounding states’ “shelter-in-place” orders, the City of Milwaukee’s order exempts businesses deemed “essential businesses” and provides a comprehensive list.

This order is effective beginning on March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue until directed by the Commissioner of Health.

Governor Tony Evers just issued a statewide “Safer at Home Order." 

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Christine McLaughlin, Labor Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm

Christine Liu McLaughlin is a shareholder and chair of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Christine also is the immediate-past chair of the firm's Women's Leadership Forum and chair of the Diversity Committee.

Christine provides counsel on a wide variety of employment and labor issues ranging from interpretation and application of federal and state employment laws to specialized employee transition matters in complex business transactions.

Christine advises her clients on general...