(MADISON) – Today, Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) shared a response regarding the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Emergency Order 28:
“Safer at Home was working and because this order was in place we were able to keep our rate of positive cases and deaths lower than they would have been.
I look forward to hearing the plan from Legislative leadership to implement a new policy as soon as possible. We can’t risk undoing all the effort that Wisconsinites have put in for weeks to keep their communities safe. I am also hopeful that any votes we take will include the programs that we have been urging action on for weeks: like providing emergency support to food banks and local governments, and expanding programs to keep small businesses and farmers afloat.
We have a responsibility to our communities to take this virus seriously and ensure that we do our part as elected leaders to reduce the risk of a more severe outbreak in the coming weeks.”