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Governor Evers Extends Safer at Home Order

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Dear District Administrator,

This afternoon, Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm extended the current Safer at Home Order under Order #28. This order does not change the provisions you have been operating under. The order goes into effect on April 24 and will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on May 26, 2020. Governor Tony Evers’ office also provided a question and answer document accompanying the order (see attached).

So while the Safer at Home Order continues to keep buildings closed, it does not close school operations. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) encourages you to continue what you have been doing to provide continuity of learning and school meals. Please see the statement from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor below.

“The closure of school buildings does not mean the end of services to children. The Department of Public Instruction remains committed to supporting schools and districts as they continue to care for their students, advance continuity of learning, provide meals for students, plan for the remainder of the year, and begin to plan for summer school opportunities and next fall due to COVID-19.”

Please refer to the DPI’s COVID-19 web page for current information and resources and email with COVID-19 questions.