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Getting Answers: Will people be stopped for violating stay at home order?

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Law enforcement officials have said they won't stop people out on the streets, if they're violating the governor's stay at home order.

According to the order, law enforcement will only be required to step in when a business is not complying with the order, such as lack of social distancing or they are not supposed to be open under the governor's executive order.

But 27 News is getting answers, to find out, whether there will be a time where that might be necessary.

Madison's Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway responded.

"We do have a system for enforcement through public health and the Dane County Sheriff and the police department. So if we do get complaints about businesses being open that shouldn't be, or people congregating where they shouldn't be, we have a system for enforcement," the mayor said. "I want to be very clear, and that at no point in time, are we going to just stop people on the street and ask for ID that's not what this is about. This is about everybody pulling together to reduce the spread of the virus."

Those who are non-compliant with the order can face jail time, up to 30 days or up to $250 fine, or both. People won't need to carry any certifications proving they can leave the house either.

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