Legislative Leaders Signal Wisconsin will Maintain County Response to COVID-19

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, one of the Republicans behind the Safer at Home lawsuit, said in a statement he does not support shutting down businesses again or mandating mask wearing as has been done in other states.

“It’s clear from the actions of Milwaukee and Madison that the responses will be regional,” Fitzgerald said. “Bars and restaurants should follow the safe practices put forward by the WEDC to ensure that they can maintain proper social distancing.”

The Speaker of the Assembly also indicated he was not interested in another statewide order.

“People should continue to follow the CDC guidelines and to take prudent precautions,” Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said in a statement to News 3 Now. “We continue monitor regional hospitalization rates which indicate hospital resources are in good shape to handle cases of the virus.”