Audio file of address.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address emphasizing the urgent crisis the state of Wisconsin is in with more than 200,000 positive COVID-19 cases and encouraging Wisconsinites to stay home except for essential errands like grocery shopping, picking up medications, and voting.

Hello, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here.

Earlier this week we saw record daily rates of positive COVID-19 cases, with well over 5,000 new cases and 64 deaths in a single day.

There’s no way to sugarcoat it, folks, we are facing an urgent crisis and there is a serious risk to you, your family members, your friends, your neighbors, and the people you care about.

We’ve heard story after story of folks who wish they would’ve taken this seriously and taken precautions sooner—they didn’t think it would happen to them, and then it did. So, please, don’t risk it.

We are all tired of COVID-19 and I know there’s whiplash because of one legal challenge and court decision after another, but we have to get this virus under control. So, here’s the bottom line: stay home.

Limit your travel and outings to only the essentials, like grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions, or voting.

Wear a mask whenever you can out in public and keep your distance from anyone outside your immediate household.

If you are headed out to vote, make sure you grab your photo ID, your mask, maybe some hand sanitizer and your own black or blue pen and be as careful and cautious as possible.

At the end of the day, these simple actions can and will save lives, so let’s get back to the basics of fighting this virus and let’s get back to our Wisconsin way of life.

Thank you.

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