Gov. Evers Delivers Weekly Democratic Radio Address on Public Health after the April 7 Spring Election
The following is Gov. Tony Evers‘ radio address thanking voters, poll workers, and reporters and reminding Wisconsinites to monitor themselves for symptoms, follow guidance provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and isolate at home.
Hi, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here.
As you know, due to legislative inaction and disappointing decisions from the courts, Wisconsin held in-person voting for our spring election across the state on Tuesday.
From Milwaukee to Green Bay to Eau Claire, Wisconsinites had to make the difficult decision between protecting their health and safety or exercising their fundamental right to vote.
Folks, that’s a choice nobody should ever have to make.
Although I remain deeply concerned about the public health implications of Tuesday’s election, I am overwhelmed by the bravery, resilience, and heroism of those who defended our democracy by showing up to vote, work the polls, or report on the election.
To all the poll workers, reporters, and folks that voted, thank you. You gave our state something to be proud of.
So I am asking you to please be mindful over the next couple of weeks as we head into the thick of this.
Monitor yourself for symptoms, including a fever, cough, or sore throat.
If you experience symptoms, call your doctor or clinic. They will help you determine next steps and if you need to go in for medical care.
Continue to frequently wash your hands, disinfect common spaces or surfaces, cover your sneezes and coughs, and avoid touching your face.
And finally, of course, stay home. Isolating at home is the best tool we have to prevent the spread of this virus.
We are going to get through this together. Be smart, be kind, stay safe, and stay home.
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- CDC Says Election Did Not Cause COVID-19 Spike - Erik Gunn - Aug 4th, 2020
- Pandemic Reduced Black Vote, Study Finds - Dee J. Hall - Jun 25th, 2020
- Did April Election Hike COVID-19 Cases? - Alana Watson - May 20th, 2020
- Elections Commission Notes ‘Lessons Learned’ - Henry Redman - May 19th, 2020
- Wisconsin Elections News: WEC Releases Analysis of Absentee Voting in April 7 Spring Election - Wisconsin Elections Commission - May 18th, 2020
- Election’s Impact on County’s COVID-19 Cases Unclear - Jeramey Jannene - May 6th, 2020
- Why State’s Voting By Mail Was Chaotic - Daniel C. Vock - May 4th, 2020
- At Least 40 COVID-19 Cases Tied to Election in Milwaukee - Graham Kilmer - Apr 24th, 2020
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- Statement from the Milwaukee Health Department - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Mar 2nd, 2021
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