Gov. Evers signs executive order advising Wisconsinites to stay home

NOW: Gov. Evers signs executive order advising Wisconsinites to stay home

Updated: 6:12 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers announced Tuesday night, Nov. 10, the signing of an executive order advising Wisconsinites to "stay home to save lives." 

"Each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery," Evers said in a primetime address. "Our bars, restaurants, small businesses, families and farmers will continue to suffer if we don't take action right now."

The governor’s address comes as Wisconsin had yet another record-breaking day in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

"We once led our region in containing this virus, but now surges in our state rival what we saw in New York City this spring," Evers said.

Gov. Evers also announced in the coming days he will be introducing new COVID-19 response legislation to provide more support for Wisconsinites.

"I'll be announcing a package of COVID-19 legislation that should be passed quickly to make sure we have the resources ready for those who need it," he said.

He also once again called on Congress to pass legislation providing additional resources to states across the country.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he's all for passing laws to fight the pandemic, but not if they only come from the governor's office.

"I'm open to his ideas and what's why I want to sit down and talk about it," Vos said. "I think if he throws out a package of bills with no legislative input we are going to go through the same thing we've done before."

So far, the two sides of the aisle haven't shown they can work together in this pandemic, but both sides say it's time.

"I think the people of Wisconsin want us to stop arguing about COVID and start working together."

There were no new restrictions put in place, but the governor says if you don't have to leave your home, you shouldn't.


Posted: 9:22 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- In a statewide address Tuesday evening, Nov. 10, Gov. Tony Evers will call for unity and working together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The address is set to start at 6:05 p.m. 

In a call Tuesday morning, Gov. Evers said he will "talk about COVID-19 and how we’re going to move our state forward and the details will be known this evening.”

Gov. Evers addressed the public last Wednesday, Nov. 4 alongside officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services 

"We need to not only get back to the basics but get back out our Wisconsin values... doing things not because they are easy but doing them because they are the best for the common good." 

CBS 58 will livestream Gov. Evers' statewide address online and on Facebook. 

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