Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing on COVID-19 for May 11

On May 11, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services along with other state officials held a media briefing on COVID-19. Gov. Tony Evers announces Emergency Order #36, signed today by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, which allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. Additionally, the Emergency Order signed today allows drive-in theaters to operate with some restrictions.

Speakers today:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Missy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases  
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor