Governor Evers Says It’s Now Up to the People to Take Precautions Against COVID-19

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said there would be no “grand bargain” with Republican legislative leaders after they won a lawsuit striking down his administration’s extended COVID-19 safer-at-home order.

Evers talked with Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald the day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the extended order, and he said he plans another discussion with them this week.

“I know there’s this feeling that there’s going to be this grand bargain found, but I don’t see that happening,” Evers said in an interview aired Sunday on “UPFRONT.”

“Maybe we can come up with some things that could be helpful, but they said no restrictions. So for example, if we decided we don’t want 50 people in a small office, that’s probably a bad idea, but that is off limits. And they control this process,” Evers said.

He said he hoped they could find some agreement on what could be accomplished in the event of another surge in COVID-19.

Evers said it’s now up to people to take their own precautions against novel coronavirus.