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Judge reinstates Evers’ indoor gatherings’ order

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- A Sawyer County judge today denied a request by the Tavern League of Wisconsin to permanently block Gov. Evers' statewide indoor gatherings' order.

The order was temporarily overturned last week when The Tavern League of Wisconsin sued, arguing the order would force businesses to close.

"This critically important ruling will help us prevent the spread of this virus by restoring limits on public gatherings," Evers said in a written statement. "This crisis is urgent. Wisconsinites, stay home. Limit travel and going to gatherings, and please wear a face covering whenever you have to go out."

The governor and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued the order Oct. 6, which limits all public indoor gatherings to 25% of the room or building’s capacity.

Some restaurant owners say they've been through a lot this year and they're tired of the back and forth, but the governor says the order will help control the virus and get the economy back on track.

The lawsuit was filed in Sawyer County court and will be heard by a Barron County judge.

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