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Wisconsin governor unlikely to issue new orders to slow Coronavirus spread

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MADISON, WI-- Despite seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said he's unlikely to issue another stay home order or a statewide mask mandate.

Evers said during a news conference Tuesday the GOP lawsuit and state Supreme Court ruling "hamstrung" his ability to respond to the pandemic.

Wisconsin Tuesday reported almost 500 more cases than the day before.

There's also been a sharp uptick in positive cases in people aged 20 to 29.

Evers said people in the state have sacrificed too much to give up on preventing the spread.

"It's on all of us, together, to take care of one another, to look out for our neighbors, and to take responsibility for our role in stopping the spread," said the governor.

Evers said the state is also working to ship more than two million masks and more than 4,200 infrared thermometers to schools across Wisconsin to help them prepare to safely reopen in the fall.

Bonney Bowman

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