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Gov. Evers to issue safer at home order Tuesday

By Press Times Staff

BROWN COUNTY – Gov. Tony Evers took to Twitter Monday, March 23, to give Wisconsinites a heads up that a stay-at-home order will be coming. 

“Over the past few days, I’ve talked with public health experts and with business leaders and local elected officials around the state. Overwhelmingly the response I heard is that we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin,” Evers tweeted. “In fact, business leaders have suggested that it is imperative to slow the growth of the disease and that the state cease all non-essential business statewide. And, folks, all hands on deck means you, too.” 

Evers tweeted a “safer at home order” will be formally announced Tuesday, March 24.

“I know this has been difficult and has disrupted the lives of people across our state. That’s why issuing a #SaferAtHome order isn’t something I thought we’d have to do, and it’s not something I take lightly. But here’s the bottom line: folks need to start taking this seriously,” he tweeted. “People across our state are still out and about unnecessarily that are putting our friends, our neighbors, and our communities at risk. Please #StayHome and help us save lives.” 

He tweeted people need to limit their interactions to the same people, not different small groups. 

Evers wrote people can still get outside for exercise, but they should limit trips to essentials, like the grocery store, medication or doctor visits. 

“Workers providing essential care or services in our communities will be allowed to continue to travel to and from work,” the governor tweeted. “That includes folks like healthcare professionals, grocers, family caregivers, among other people whose work is critical for folks across our state.” 

Evers did not tweet any more specifics about what is considered essential, but last week he did declare the media an essential service. 

More details will be released soon.   

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