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Video: Governor Evers signs order recommending Wisconsinites stay home

Nov 11, 2020 06:58AM ● By Editor

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From WDIO-TV - November 10, 2020

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) has signed an executive order advising people to stay home to mitigate spread of COVID-19. 

The governor addressed the state live online Tuesday night after Wisconsin broke another record, adding more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases to its total. 

"Wisconsin, this is serious," Evers said. "This crisis is urgent." 

The executive order is a recommendation, not a mandate. Previous Stay at Home and capacity restrictions that came from the governor's office were struck down in court. 

Evers said he will introduce new COVID-19 response legislation in the coming days. He also wants to see the U.S. Congress provide resources to states. 

"Each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery," he said. "Our bars, restaurants, small businesses, families, and farmers will continue to suffer if we don't take action right now. Our economy cannot bounce back until we contain this virus." 

Evers urged people to cancel happy hours, dinner parties and sleepovers. 

"It's not safe to go out. It's not safe to have others over," he said. 

He also called on Wisconsinites to "remember the things that unite us" and turn their undivided attention back to COVID-19 post-election. 

To see the original report and related stories, follow this link to the WDIO-TV website.

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