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Judge Blocks Wisconsin Governor's Indoor Capacity Limits Amid Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Added 10-14-20 12:07:04pm EST - “The rules issued last week limited indoor public gatherings to no more than 25% of total occupancy limits. The state's Tavern League argued the caps would effectively put its members out of business.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Judge Blocks Wisconsin Governor's Indoor Capacity Limits Amid Spike In COVID-19 Cases”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A judge has blocked an emergency order issued last week by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration that caps the capacity of bars and other indoor establishments. Wisconsin Department of Health Services/AP hide caption

A judge has blocked an emergency order issued last week by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration that caps the capacity of bars and other indoor establishments.

A Wisconsin judge has put a temporary hold on an order by Gov. Tony Evers' administration that limits the capacity of bars, restaurants and indoor spaces amid record numbers of coronavirus cases in the state.

The state health department's emergency order capped indoor public gatherings to no more than 25% of the total occupancy limits for the room or building, with exceptions for schools, childcare, healthcare and long-term care facilities.

The order from Sawyer County Circuit Judge John Yackel blocks the new rules, which went into effect on Thursday.

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