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Wisconsin Supreme Court creates confusion with stay home order

Christian Fernsby |
Social distancing measures have flattened the curve of coronavirus infections in the United States, but researchers have cautioned states not to relax the rules lightly.

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Topics: WISCONSIN   

A study by data scientists and health experts from three universities in America and Britain found that controls on movement in the U.S significantly slowed the time taken for the number of coronavirus cases to double in all but three states.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended it for another month without consulting legislators.

The 4-3 ruling essentially reopens the state, lifting caps on the size of gatherings, allowing people to travel as they please and allowing shuttered businesses to reopen, including bars and restaurants.

The decision let stand language that had closed schools, however, and local governments can still impose their own health restrictions.

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