Dear Editor, 

Friends, while it is great news for our state that we are starting to re-open, it’s important that we do so in a responsible way to keep our most vulnerable healthy. The COVID-19 virus is still a threat to vulnerable populations and will continue to be until there is a widely distributed vaccine.

Since day one, I have held the belief and trust that business owners and consumers will make the correct decision for themselves and their families. For the time being, that will be the new normal, businesses should remain incentivized to provide their customers and employees a safe working environment.

I strongly encourage businesses to continue to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and cleaning and disinfecting whenever possible. They should also consider the guidelines provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

If you are part of a high-risk population group, please take extra precautions. The CDC has listed the elderly (above 65) and individuals with underlying health conditions like diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure as groups of concern. You can find the full list on the CDC website. The virus is still very dangerous for these populations and their families.

We are all in this together. Responsibly we can re-open our state together and continue to move forward and close this chapter in our history. Thank you for your continued dedication and I look forward to what the future holds for our state!

 

John Nygren

Wisconsin State Assembly’s 89th District