This order ALLOWS TO LAPSE portions of prior general orders regarding the COVID-19 virus public emergency, MODIFIES others and EXTENDS still others. Where this order differs from prior general orders, this order supersedes and replaces those orders.
The court has continued to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and specifically in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The court has continued to work closely with agencies in the federal building and various stakeholders and has consulted orders and guidance issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Governor Tony Evers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. The court also has considered recovery and phased reopening guidance from other district courts in the Seventh Circuit, the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts and the Final Report of the Wisconsin Courts COVID-19 Task Force.