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County Executive Parisi Statement: Wisconsin Needs 30-Day Break from Covid-19

November 10, 2020
Ariana Vruwink, 608-267-8823
County Executive

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi issued the following statement today, regarding a letter he sent this afternoon to Wisconsin legislative leaders calling for state action to combat Covid-19. A copy of that letter is attached.

"Wisconsin needs a Covid-19 break. That's why I'm asking the legislature to sit down with the Governor and enact without delay statewide public health orders for the next 30 days. 

"Taking Dane County's orders and implementing them across Wisconsin would dramatically reduce case spread that right now is frankly out of control due to state inaction. Dane County acted: our orders have reduced cases from bars and restaurants down to 4% of total caseload, and our rate of infection per capita is significantly lower than Wisconsin as a state.

"The election is over, the time has come to work on people and their health, not politics."

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