Evers to Issue "Safer at Home" Order on Tuesday

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WISCONSIN–Gov. Tony Evers announced on his Twitter account this morning that he is in the process of drafting a “Safer at Home” executive order to be officially announced on March 24. Evers said that after conversations with health officials and business owners it is clear more needs to be done to prevent citizens form going out in public. 

In a string of tweets, Evers explained why the order will be put in place and askes people to limit their interaction to a small group of the same people.

“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. 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,” the governor tweeted.

Evers went on to say that residents can still got to the grocery store, pharmacy and doctor’s appointments and get out and walk, but to keep all travel to only essential trips.

“We also need folks to limit their interactions to the same people, not different small groups. Shrinking your circle of interactions will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately that means no sleepovers, no play dates, and no dinner parties with friends and neighbors,” Evers urged.

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