MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President & CEO Kurt Bauer released the below statement following Gov. Tony Evers release of Emergency Order #3, which restricts indoor public gatherings – with some exemptions – to no more than 25% of capacity.
“Wisconsin businesses have taken countless steps to protect their employees, customers and the public from day one of the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical professionals have said the recent spikes are because individuals are not following the same strict safety guidelines that businesses have implemented. Unfortunately, Gov. Evers’ order will cause even more harm to already-suffering businesses while failing to actually slow the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. Our state’s employers have been true leaders when it comes to health and safety, and this order will just serve to economically punish them when they can least afford it.”