Cudahy pulls out of suburban Milwaukee safer at home order

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Cudahy will no longer be part of Milwaukee County’s safer at home order.

The agreement between the remaining suburban municipalities and Milwaukee remains in place. Cudahy said it dropped out of the agreement, issued Wednesday, over what it said is differing and updated legal guidance.

Milwaukee County and city leaders expressed disappointment during the daily briefing. Officials said they would be following scientific advice and data as they gradually relaxed the safer at home order. However, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said he believed Cudahy’s decision is based on politics rather science. As a result, Milwaukee County now has one part missing from the local safer at home order.

County data show Cudahy had 23 coronavirus cases in the last 14 days, nine in the last seven, and some of the other smaller municipalities also showed a similar trend. Milwaukee County as a whole though, is not showing a positive or negative trend for coronavirus cases.

Barrett said the increased patchwork among counties and now municipalities will likely spread the virus as he acknowledges people want to get out of their homes.

“Clearly you’re going to have different communities and you’re probably going to have people from Milwaukee going to bars in Cudahy,” said Barrett.

Barrett said some counties are following advice from the Wisconsin Counties Association. He believed the advice is incorrect and said local health departments have the ability to order these stay at home directives for their citizens.

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