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DMI welcomes governor’s order to reopen some businesses

Brad Williams

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Many businesses which have been closed for weeks because of COVID-19 could open again within days. 

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is allowing non-essential retail stores to open, as long as they serve no more than five customers at a time. 

Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. director Robin Moses in La Crosse says store owners will need to follow the social distancing standards before they re-open.    

Moses believes that some customers will feel more comfortable going to smaller stores for now, because they’ll be less crowded.    

Most businesses in downtown La Crosse closed on March 16th under the stay-at-home order issued by Evers. 

The general order remains in place through May 26th.      

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called for all businesses statewide to be opened.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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