Sup. Dan Sebring
Press Release

Sebring Calls for End to Closure of Businesses


By - Apr 15th, 2020 01:35 pm

MILWAUKEE – After Governor Evers announced today the Safer at Home order could be extended into June, Milwaukee County Supervisor Dan Sebring has called for an end to the order, citing the unsustainable damage to business and far-reaching restrictions on individual liberties.

“To date 0.17 percent of America’s population has been infected by the coronavirus. That means 0.007 percent of America’s population has died from the coronavirus. Governor Evers’ Executive Order 72 (The Safer-at-Home Order), County Executive’s COVID-19 Emergency Orders, and following COVID-19 related orders are a grossly disproportionate and unnecessary response to the reality of the current health situation that violates individual liberties and constitutionally guaranteed rights,” said Sebring.

According to coronavirus data by county from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services accessed on April 15th, Milwaukee County has 1,795 confirmed cases, the most of any county in the state. Nationally, county data from John Hopkins University indicates that Milwaukee County is not in the top 50 counties with confirmed cases.

“Conditions that would justify the governor’s actions never actually existed.  As the rest of America prepares to ‘open up’, Wisconsin prepares to extend the draconian measures that will spell the doom of any and all commerce in Wisconsin.  I call upon Governor Evers and County Executive Chris Abele to immediately rescind the draconian measures put in place as a result of the so-called ‘crisis’.  Wisconsin and Milwaukee County can’t wait,” concluded Sebring.

Supervisor Sebring represents the 11th District on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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3 thoughts on “Sebring Calls for End to Closure of Businesses”

  1. Edward Susterich says:

    Soon-to-be-Ex-County Supervisor Dan Sebring: When your business profits resume, be a responsibe citizen and pay your delinquent City of Milwaukee property taxes including interest and penalties.

    Using funds for political campaigns but ignoring civic responsibility– is that being a “Conservative”?

  2. TransitRider says:

    Last week, Covid was America’s second-leading cause of death (surpassed only slightly by heart disease), and will probably become the number one cause by the end of this week (even with social distancing). Without social distancing, the number of Covid cases (and deaths) will start to more than double every week.

    This is a SERIOUS threat to peoples’ lives and to the viability of our hospital system. Even if 80% of Covid cases are “mild”, that’s not even as good as Russian roulette (where 83% of outcomes are pleasant).

  3. Barbara Richards says:

    Well, Supervisor Sebring, I worked at the polls on Election Day and by my count I still have a few days left on my 14 day countdown. How about we see what the numbers say about people’s lives? Yes, business is suffering and the people whom they employ also. Let’s see how well we do on leveling the numbers before we think about ending this first round…you know there will be more. How soon do you want COVID back? Are you willing to give the medical community a chance to once catch up and to seek a longer term solution?

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