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A judge has blocked an emergency order issued last week by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration that caps the capacity of bars and other indoor establishments. Wisconsin Department of Health Services/AP hide caption

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A Wisconsin judge has put a temporary hold on an order by Gov. Tony Evers’ administration that limits the capacity of bars, restaurants and indoor spaces amid record numbers of coronavirus cases in the state.

The state health department’s emergency order capped indoor public gatherings to no more than 25% of the total occupancy limits for the room or building, with exceptions for schools, child care, health care and long-term care facilities.

The order from Sawyer County Circuit Judge John Yackel

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