MINNESOTA -- In a ZOOM call Tuesday, a number of governors participated in a virtual press event encouraging people to remain safe heading into the holiday season.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers disscussed the importance of social distancing and limit travel to combat the spread of COVID-19.
“For eight months, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated American families everywhere. To fight this virus, governors across the country have listened to medical experts, stepped up, and worked around the clock to protect our families, the brave men and women on the front lines, and our small business owners. And no matter the action we take, we understand that our fight against COVID-19 will be more effective when we work together,” the governors said.
"We're focussing on making sure people stay home in our own state," said Gov. Evers.
The governors were all asked what state they will be spending Thanksginvg in and if they have plans to travel from their state in December.
"I'll be in Minnesota, I have not left the state, nor have I played a single hole of golf, and I will not be traveling in December," said Gov. Walz.
Medical experts are advising people not to host Thanksgiving with people from outside of their households.