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Evers directs a ban on gatherings of 50 people or more

Drew Kelly

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has directed the Department of Health Services to ban all gatherings of 50 people or more.

Evers said in a series of tweets Monday afternoon that services like grocery stores, food pantries, childcare centers, pharmacies, and hospitals would be exempt from the order.

The governor acknowledged the impact the order could have on businesses and families but added that keeping people healthy and safe has to be their highest priority.

More information is expected at a press briefing this afternoon.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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