Gov. Evers, DHS to provide Sept. 29 COVID-19 update

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FILE – In this April 17, 2019, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during a news conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Evers has re-created Wisconsin’s state pardons board, fulfilling a campaign promise the Democrat made to once again consider granting pardons after Republican Scott Walker halted the process eight years ago. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – Wisconsin’s governor will participate in a Sept. 29 briefing to provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 response.

Governor Tony Evers will be joined by:

  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

The full briefing will be streamed above starting at 1:30 p.m.

The briefing comes a day after conservatives asked a judge to immediately put an end to Wisconsin’s mask mandate.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty argued Monday that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers doesn’t have the authority to issue such an order that comes as the state has seen cases surge.

Attorneys filed the request for an immediate injunction to block the order in Polk County Circuit Court.

It was part of an amendment to a lawsuit they had filed there in August against Evers’ first mask mandate.

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