Wisconsin governor orders restrictions on child care centers

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed an emergency order on Wednesday restricting the number of staff and children allowed at child care facilities to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

According to the order, no child care settings are allowed to operate with more than 10 staff members and 50 children present at any time while Evers’s emergency proclamation remains in effect. The order is set to go into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday.

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A "child care setting," as outlined in Wednesday’s order, is any licensed and certified care provider caring for children of any age up to 18 years old.

The order also mandates that parents and guardians must practice social distancing of 6 feet or more from other adults when picking up and dropping off children at child care facilities.

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