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Governor Urges Unity in Fight Against COVID-19 During Evening Address

On the day Wisconsin broke records for number of new COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations, Governor Tony Evers gave an address regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

He called for unity and working together in the fight against COVID-19 as he issued a new executive order.

The order advises people to stay home. It follows many of the restrcitions put in place under the Safer at Home Order back in March. 

The Governor is urging people to stay home, only go out for essentials, and visit people through virutal means. 

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates 5,000 Wisconsinites could be lost to COVID-19 in Wisconsin by January 1st if no further actions are taken to get this virus under control. 

That’s double the about amount of deaths that have happened in the last six months.

Evers said he’s concerned what this trajectory means for health care workers, families, and the economy if the state doesn’t get the virus under control

"I want to be clear tonight, each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery," said Evers. "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."

The Governor also said he’ll be introducing a package of bills in the next couple of days that will help people impacted by the pandemic.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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