Gov. Tony Evers. (Contributed)

Evers delivers radio address on new public gathering restrictions

Metro Wire Staff

Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address on his direction to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to limit public gatherings to 25 percent of the room or building capacity and encouraged Wisconsinites to stay home as much as possible to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Hello, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here.

Earlier this week, I directed the Department of Health Services to issue a limit on public gatherings in Wisconsin.

With exceptions, such as schools, childcare centers, and healthcare and long-term facilities— to name a few, indoor public gatherings are limited to no more than 25% of the total occupancy limits for the room or the building.

Trust me folks, I know we are all tired. We are all frustrated. And we just want to get back to our Wisconsin way of life— you and me both.

We need everyone to change their behaviors and work together so that we can get back to some sort of normal, for our kids, for our small business owners, for our workers, and of course for each other.

It is simply not enough to only wear a mask. We need everyone to take further action to help stop the spread of this virus and flatten the curve.

Because here’s the deal, folks, our healthcare systems are becoming overwhelmed, and right now, the best way you can help support our frontline healthcare workers and providers is by staying home as much as possible.

This not only helps stop the spread of the virus therefore reducing the number of hospitalizations, but it also protects our frontline healthcare workers, keeping them healthy and safe so that they can continue to care for our most vulnerable patients.

One case can turn into 12 in the blink of an eye, one dinner party or wedding can lead to weeks of recovery, and our economy, our communities, and our state go backwards every time one person or group disregards public health measures.

I know that if we focus on working together to flatten the curve and look out for the health and safety of our neighbors, we can get Wisconsin back on track to overcome this virus and bounce back stronger. Thank you.