Judge blocks release of businesses names

After a lawsuit was filed by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), a judge has ruled against Gov. Tony Evers’ release of business names that have had employees test positive for COVID-19, according to a WMC release.

WMC was made aware that information on more than 1,000 businesses would be released on Friday, Oct. 2 by the Evers administration if they had at least two employees who tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of where the employees contracted the virus. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Lloyd V. Carter issued a temporary restraining order barring the release of the business names.