September 28, 2020

Crowds pack Wisconsin bars hours after court stops coronavirus stay-at-home order

Shortly after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state’s stay-at-home order on Wednesday, the Tavern League of Wisconsin posted to its members on Facebook, “We will get you a more detailed summary of the decision, however, according to the ruling you can OPEN IMMEDIATELY!”

Bars obliged, and the customers came. But coronavirus-era social distancing measures went out the window even as the nationwide death count continues to mount.

Nick’s Bar in Platteville, Wis., tweeted a video and a photo on Wednesday captioned “45 minutes after the bars open in Wisconsin,” showing a packed room of patrons, with revelers laughing and dancing along to “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” by the Hollies.

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