Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is ordering us to stay in our homes beginning this week. The Democratic governor made the announcement on social media, three days after saying he didn’t foresee issuing such an order but would do what is scientifically necessary.
We have been working hard to ensure the health and safety of the people of our state as we have responded to COVID-19. We’ve taken important steps, but folks, time is of the essence. So today I’m announcing we’ll be issuing a #SaferAtHome order tomorrow. Here’s what this means ⬇️
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) March 23, 2020
Evers is calling this a “safer-at home” order rather than a shelter-in-place order, and did not say how long the order, which goes into effect Tuesday, will last. Also not addressed, how the state April 7 election can happen. Everrs has been encouraging people to vote absentee.