MADISON – Today, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling announced that he does not intend to continue enforcement of Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” order, designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Rep. Neubauer released the following statement in response:
“I am disappointed in Sheriff Schmaling’s decision to end enforcement actions of the Safer at Home order by Racine County. Wisconsin is still seeing daily increases in COVID-19 cases, and we must continue to follow the advice of public health experts as we assess how to respond to this pandemic.
“The evidence shows that Safer at Home is working, and while this is incredibly difficult for our community, we must not rush this process. We must continue to ramp up our testing and our PPE production, so that we can trace new infections and protect our essential workers before ending Safer at Home in May.”