Friday, April 17, 2020

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will work with other Midwest governors on how to lift coronavirus restrictions, reopen economies

From JSOnline:

Paul Egan and Molly Beck, USA TODAY NETWORK

Gov. Tony Evers has entered an agreement with six other Midwest governors to coordinate plans to reopen their economies.
Evers and governors in Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are crafting a plan to lift restrictions together that relies on meeting the following goals, according to statements from Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:
  • Sustained control of the rate of new infections and hospitalizations.
  • Enhanced ability to test and trace.
  • Sufficient health care capacity to handle resurgence.
  • Best practices for social distancing in the workplace.
The coordinated approach among seven Midwest governors does not mean each state will necessarily reopen at the same time, while recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, the governors said in a joint statement.

If we wait until after Memorial Day to reopen the state, most small businesses will be dead.

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