(MADISON) – Today, Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) shared an update regarding her response to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.


“Governor Tony Evers has declared a public health emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and has directed the Department of Health Services to use all the resources necessary to respond to and contain the outbreak.

Together, we can all take appropriate steps to slow the spread of this virus in a calm and responsible manner.

As a healthcare professional and the wife of a recent cancer survivor, I am working to limit my exposure to keep my family and constituents safe. I am cancelling all upcoming listening sessions and will not be attending large public gatherings until the risk to our friends and neighbors has subsided.

Per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, people with underlying health issues, compromised immune systems, and those over the age of 60, should work to limit their exposure to the virus. Those who are regularly in contact with a member of those populations should also consider their potential to carry this virus and expose those at risk.

My office will continue to be responsive to all phone calls and emails from constituents that have any questions or concerns over the coming weeks.”

More information and regular updates can be found at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm

Last Update: Mar 12, 2020 12:32 pm CDT

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