Judge halts public gatherings order in Tavern League lawsuit, Brown County leaders looking at their options
SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A judge has ordered a temporary restraining order halting Gov. Tony Evers` emergency order that limited public gatherings as the state deals with a COVID-19 outbreak.

Hon. John M. Yackel entered the order Wednesday morning in Sawyer County Court. That’s where the Tavern League of Wisconsin filed its lawsuit seeking to block the emergency order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

A court hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, in which the state can give its reasons why a temporary restraining order should not be in place.

“A Sawyer County judge has just issued a temporary restraining order in our lawsuit against the enforcement of Secretary Palm designee’s recent Executive Order #3 limiting gatherings to 25% of occupancy at restaurants, taverns and supper clubs. This is only a temporary order and there is a hearing scheduled for Monday morning...

Ken Notes: This is tough, we are mandating failure for some while allowing others to thrive. At what point do we allow individuals to be responsible for for their own health. We need a public policy that governs public space and let that policy end at the door where a business can establish their own guidelines, inform their clients of those choices, and let the customer decide. Education efforts should be key here, the more we know the safer we will be.

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