You’ve probably seen the news about Governor Evers’ extension of the “Safer at Home” order. See it here.
And here are statements from me, Health Administrator Jackie Ove and South Milwaukee Police Chief William Jessup …
Statement from South Milwaukee and St. Francis Health Administrator Jackie Ove and South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks
We stand behind today’s decision by Governor Evers to extend the “Safer at Home” order. The revised order — as with other rules, guidance and recommendations issued during the COVID-19 pandemic – are being put in place to slow the spread of the virus and improve public health. They are working. We are “flattening the curve.” However, cases continue to increase, and we need support from the community to ensure we continue to make progress in fighting the virus. Please read the order, and act accordingly, and responsibly. Let’s be safer at home – the health and safety of you, your family and other South Milwaukeeans depend on it.
Statement from South Milwaukee Police Chief William Jessup
We thank the vast majority people who have voluntarily complied with the “Safer at Home” order. We need to abide by the revised order. We will continue to work in concert with our Health Department to ensure orders are followed. If violations arise, law enforcement will take note and educate and inform those individuals. Enforcement has been and will be a last step.
And I’ll add this … I absolutely sympathize with our small business owners and the hardships they are facing. As a small business owner who is being impacted by this, I understand the push by some to reopen the economy quickly. But we must make decisions guided by our health professionals, and they are clear: Now is not the time to let up, or we risk giving back the gains we’ve made in slowing spread.
We will get this through, together. But it will take time.