They said all along that reopening our economy would be more like turning up the dimmer than flipping a switch. So much for that. The Supreme Court ruling last week that the extension of Wisconsin’s safer-at-home order was unlawful left the state with no rules to keep us safe from the coronavirus. And with that ruling, the switch was immediately flipped on. Within less than an hour after the ruling, some Wisconsin bars threw open their doors, and the customers poured in. Some had every table full, with groups of people standing together, not six feet apart, not wearing masks. Those who brought the lawsuit wanted the court to provide six days for the Governor and the Legislature to work together on adopting some statewide guidelines for how businesses could safely operate as the pandemic continues. That didn’t happen, and now even the legality of local safer-at-home orders such as those in Dane and Milwaukee counties, is being called into question. After the court’s ruling, legislative leaders and the Governor met to discuss a statewide plan, but later abandoned the effort entirely. As a result, we have no rules, no more social distancing. Our politicians seem to think the pandemic is over, but the scientists say otherwise. If I have to choose whose advice to follow, I’m going with the scientists. I hope you’ll join me, and stay safe.
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