Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow made the following statement after Governor Tony Evers announced that a “Safer at Home” order will be issued for the entire state of Wisconsin.
“While Waukesha County is taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, it is my hope that Governor Evers and Wisconsin Public Health officials understand the impacts of this ‘Safer at Home’ order on our communities and issue appropriate guidance to ensure that this order can be realistically and safely followed by residents and businesses.
“Governor Evers should put clear parameters in place defining when this order will end, and specifically outline any factors the state will consider when making decisions that may shorten or prolong the order.
“While social distancing and other special measures are necessary in order to mitigate the spread of this virus, it is equally important that residents and businesses have clear guidance from the state so they can begin to understand how this pandemic will impact their social and economic well-being in the long- and short-term during this stressful and unprecedented public health crisis.
“Waukesha County residents should be aware that even while the ‘Safer at Home’ order is in place; most county services will continue to be available to residents with new policies in place in order to safely meet the needs of the community. This includes the April 7 election and access to the Waukesha County Parks System.
“During this uncertain time, although many changes must be made for the safety of the community, Waukesha County government aims to allow operations to continue as normally as possible for the benefit of the public today, and so we can quickly return to normal when the pandemic ends.”