Governor issues Safer at Home order
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued a Safer at Home order beginning Wednesday, March 25 that prohibits all non-essential travel and closes non-essential businesses.
The order was issued to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and is effective until April 24.
Previously Evers ordered a ban on all public gatherings of 10 or more people. In addition, he said social distancing should be practiced, which means maintaining at least 6 feet between people and avoiding all direct physical contact.
All state public and private schools have been closed. In addition, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, dry spas, tattoo parlors, body art establishments and tanning facilities closed on Friday.
Restaurants and bars can conduct business for takeout or curbside pickup. No seating may be provided, and food and drink may not be consumed on the premises, indoors or outdoors.
77 confirmed Covid-19 deaths in state
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) confirmed a total of 77 deaths in Wisconsin due to the Covid-19 virus.
*A total of 2,440 positive tests for COVID-19 have been confirmed in Wisconsin as of April 6, including 39 in Brown County.
What's happening at GBCC?
We are offering online Sunday services via Facebook Live and live streaming on our website. The GBCC office will be closed through April 24. Our building will be open on a limited basis from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on weekdays.
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