Dane County Executive Joe Parisi issued the following statement regarding an order from the Wisconsin Supreme Court that suspends a Public Health order affecting schools:
“Tonight’s decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court will put kids and teachers back in group settings just as this pandemic hits a new peak in this community.
“Dane County reported a record 456 new cases of COVID-19 today. Our one county accounted for one third of all of Wisconsin’s cases, as test positivity rates hit new highs. This virus is here and it’s spreading. The short-term effects have been well documented, but now scientists are also sounding alarm over the long-term health consequences of this virus like premature heart disease.
“Public Health’s order prioritized the safety and well-being of kids, parents, teachers, and the communities they call home. Tonight’s order will jeopardize those goals and may lead to more illness and needless human suffering.”