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One-on-one interview with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers about fate of Stay at Home Order

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DULUTH, MN-- Wisconsin's Stay-at-Home order is set to expire in 10 days.

The big question being brought to the forefront is if it will get extended or not.

Tuesday Morning, KBJR 6's Lyanne Valdez sat down for a one-on-one interview with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers who hashed out his plans.

Evers says he doesn't know yet if he'll extend his Stay at Home order past April 24th.

"We are trying to figure out how to handle that at this point in time," said Gov. Evers.

What he is sure about is when the time comes to lift restrictions, it can't all happen overnight, "We can't stop it cold turkey," said Gov. Evers.

He says he plans to relax the restrictions little by little; a wave he and his team will base on confirmed case data.

"We need to make sure that we are almost COVID-19 free before that happens until we get a vaccine we are going to have to be super vigilant going forward and people have to understand this," Gov. Evers added.

Evers also pointed out the state must be ready for potential spikes in confirmed cases no matter when restrictions are lifted.

"If we don't have the testing in place, if we don't have those contact investigators in place, if we don't have PPE in place, you and I will be talking about this next year," said Gov. Evers.

Evers says he understands the feelings that come with all the uncertainty, "frustrated, who likes to be at home all the time?"

Nonetheless, the order does seem to be working, says Evers, and continuing to be overly cautious is key.

When asked if we are going to come out of this situaton okay, Gov. Evers responded, "Oh absolutely, I believe in the resilience of the people of Wisconsin."

Wisconsin's Stay-at-Home order runs until 8 a.m. Friday, April 24.

Lyanne Valdez

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