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Gov. Evers ahead of holiday: “Celebrate at home”


Madison (WQOW) - Governor Tony Evers is asking Wisconsinites who plan to celebrate Independence Day to do so at home with your immediate family.

In a recorded video, the masked governor said while we have made "significant progress" in fighting COVID-19 we are not out of the woods just yet.

Evers said it is young people under 30 who have made up the largest share of new COVID-19 cases.

"We need everyone to do their part to keep our families, our neighbors and our communities healthy," Evers said.

The rest of the governor's message focused on the 4th of July weekend.

"Folks, don't risk it. Celebrate at home with your immediate household," Evers said. "Avoid large gatherings and cotinue to practice social distancing by maintaining six feet from people outside of your household."

The governor said if you do plan to travel for the holiday you should wear a mask anytime you are in public.

Gov. Evers: Don't Risk It, Wear a Mask

Celebrating July 4th shouldn’t put families, friends, and neighbors at risk. COVID-19 has not gone away, folks—it is still very present and spreading in our communities. Don’t risk it. Stay home, practice social distancing, and always wear a mask.

Posted by Governor Tony Evers on Thursday, July 2, 2020

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