Evers to issue stay at home order on Tuesday

Joanna Estrada
March 24, 2020

After a weekend in which Wisconsin saw its new coronavirus cases almost double, Wisconsin Gov.

Tony Evers announced he plans to issue an order ceasing Tuesday all non-essential business in the state.

He suggested the state needed an "all-hands-on-deck approach" to slow the growth of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

The governor said that the order will be announced on Tuesday.

"I know this has been hard and has disrupted the lives of people across our state".

He also said this "means the need to limit interactions to the same people and not different groups which means no sleep-overs, no play dates and no dinner parties with friends and neighbors".

Local authorities will be responsible for enforcing the order, It's unknown at this time how the order will affect the Wisconsin Primary election on April 7th.

Also on Monday morning, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering people to stay in their homes unless they're part of critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store. The order, according to Evers, would still allow workers providing essential care and services to continue traveling to and from work.

"I know this has been hard and has disrupted the lives of people across our state", Evers said.

On Thursday, health officials confirmed that a Fond du Lac man in his 50s and an Ozaukee County man in his 90s both died from the coronavirus, officially called COVID-19.

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