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MKE stay-at-home order includes broad exemptions

]0:19 p.m.: Milwaukee stay-at-home order includes broad exemptions
The city of Milwaukee finally issued its planned stay-at-home order late Monday, just three hours before it was to take effect.

The eight-page order, announced by Mayor Tom Barrett and Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik earlier in the day, requires all Milwaukee residents to stay home and for all but essential businesses to close.

However, it includes numerous exemptions that allow people to leave Milwaukee News their homes to, for example, go to the doctor or the grocery store, to vote, to take care of others, or to work at essential businesses. It lists a vast array of essential businesses, from health care and public safety to taverns and restaurants that provide food for pickup, the media, grocery stores and more.


7:15 p.m.: Kenosha bus passengers ride for free
Bus riders in Kenosha can ride for free because the city’s transit system is temporarily suspending collection of fares due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Kenosha Area Transit has also suspended street car service until further notice.

To prevent the spread of the virus, bus passengers are asked to board buses through rear doors and avoid putting money into fareboxes at the front starting Tuesday.

- Meg Jones

6:12 p.m.: Summerfest moving to September
For Summerfest in Milwaukee, the show will go on — in September.

Officials with parent company Milwaukee World Festival Inc. Press Release Distribution Services In Milwaukee announced that the annual 11-day festival — originally set this year for June 24 to 28 and June 30 to July 5 — will now run nine days in 2020, taking place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays across the first three weeks in September.

The new dates: Sept. 3 to 5, Sept. 10 to 12 and Sept. 17 to 19. Festival officials Monday did not reveal if any of the 32 acts already announced for 2020 will be available in September. They were split up across nine shows at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater and seven shows at the BMO Harris Pavilion, and they included Justin Bieber, Guns N' Roses, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews Band and Halsey.
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