Evers advises Wisconsinites to stay home

Citing the most recent spike in positive COVID-19 tests, hospitalizations, and deaths, Gov. Tony Evers issued another executive order on Nov. 10, this time advising Wisconsinites to stay home. The order outlines extra precautions they should take to stay safe if they have to leave their home, and encourages businesses to take additional steps to protect workers, customers, and the surrounding community. Evers is also encouraging virtual holiday celebrations.

Evers announced Executive Order No. 94 in a primetime address after Wisconsin had another record-breaking day, reporting more than 7,000 new cases, 66 lives lost, and 291 people hospitalized due to COVID-19. Evers also cited projections from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which said based on current data, approximately 5,000 Wisconsinites could die from COVID-19 by Jan. 1 if no further actions are taken to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Evers also said he would introduce new COVID-19 response legislation, and he called on Congress to pass legislation providing additional resources to states. “Our bars, restaurants, small businesses, families, and farmers will continue to suffer if we don’t take action right now,” he stated. “Our economy cannot bounce back until we contain this virus.”