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Judge Halts Release of Businesses Connected to COVID-19 Cases

posted on October 1, 2020

WMC Granted Temporary Restraining Order in Release of Businesses Connected to COVID-19 Cases

WAUKESHA – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber, manufacturers’ association and safety council – filed a lawsuit on Thursday asking for an injunction to stop Gov. Tony Evers’ release of business names that have had employees test positive for COVID-19.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Lloyd V. Carter issued a temporary restraining order on Thursday afternoon barring the release of business names with employees who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The order from Judge Carter reads:

Upon the motion of Plaintiffs Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce, and New Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 813.025 and for good cause shown;

It is hereby Ordered that Defendants Tony Evers, Andrea Palm, and Joel Brennan, and their officers, agents, and employees (collectively referred to as “Defendants”), are temporarily restrained from releasing any information relating to businesses whose employees have tested positive for COVID-19 or who contract tracing has shown close connections.

This Order shall remain in effect for 5 days unless extended after notice and hearing.

Click here for a copy of the Judge’s order.

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