Governor Tony Evers this week announced that he would release names of businesses that have had two or more employees test positive for COVID-19 or are linked to two or more contact tracings. It is believed this list was to be released today, October 2, 2020.

A group, consisting of WISCONSIN MANUFACTURERS AND COMMERCE, MUSKEGO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, and NEW BERLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS BUREAU sought to stop that release in an action brought in Waukesha County, before Hon. Lloyd V. Carter, Circuit Court Judge.

In his ruling, Carter issued a Temporary Restraining Order, barring the release, and giving the parties 5 days to bring the matter on for a hearing.

Judge Carter’s Order may be read here.

Update. September 8, 2020: At a hearing before Judge Carter yesterday, the above Temporary Restraining Order was extended into November. The parties will now file briefs and the matter may then be decided. Keep following to see what happens!