Gov. Evers urges Wisconsinites to remain close to home to curb COVID cases

MADISON Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsinites are being strongly encouraged to remain close to home and only make trips when necessary, such as going to work, picking up groceries, or refilling prescriptions. During a prime-time statewide address Tuesday evening, Gov. Tony Evers announced he has signed a new executive order as a response to the ongoing pandemic, but did not mandate any new COVID-19 restrictions. The state set another daily case record Tuesday, with an additional 7,073 positive cases and 66 more deaths. Evers’ order continues to recommend all Wisconsin residents wear face coverings and practice social distancing but holds no legal status.


In his speech, streamed live on YouTube and Facebook, the governor said he will soon unveil a new package of legislation to address the COVID-19 crisis, but didn’t say what it would include.