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County Executive Parisi’s Statement on Federal Lawsuit Against Local COVID-19 Public Health Orders

May 21, 2020
Ariana Vruwink, 608-267-8823
County Executive

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed in federal court today against Wisconsin cities and counties focused on protecting public health in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic:

“COVID-19 has claimed nearly 500 lives in our state and 94,000 across this country in just a couple of months. This pandemic is the greatest threat to the public health and safety of families this generation will experience. We will vigorously defend common sense provisions based on public health guidance to protect the well-being of the residents of Dane County. We do not want to become the next large community consumed by the ravages of this highly contagious, debilitating virus.”

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