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Posted on: May 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Ament Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on "Safer at Home"

Press Release - Supreme Court Decision (002)

“Although we are aware of the recent Supreme Court decision striking down the Governor’s Safer at Home Order, we also recognize that this pandemic is still ongoing. Waukesha County continues to experience sustained community transmission and New Berlin itself has seen an increase in cases. With this in mind, the City of New Berlin asks for your patience as we re-evaluate our Recreation programming, the use of our playgrounds, other city facilities, the library and our municipal court system.We will be working diligently to re-open City operations in a smart, safe & carefully considered manner.

In light of the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, we trust our businesses that choose to re-open will do so responsibly.  We encourage all businesses to follow CDC and DHS (Wisconsin Department of Health Services) guidelines for social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting. I encourage our businesses to visit the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) website for industry-specific guidelines for reopening their business and to please consult with respective trade organizations to identify industry best practices.   

Please keep in mind that the Supreme Court ruling was a decision based on the authority and the process of the Emergency Order itself. It was not a decision based upon its merit or its justification of the actual measures which were prescribed therein.Therefore, we will be looking forward to further information from the Governor and Legislative Offices regarding the management of this unprecedented Covid-19 situation.”

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