MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers begged people Tuesday to skip Thanksgiving celebrations with anyone from outside their households as Wisconsin set a new record for COVID-19 deaths.
Evers and state Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm held a news conference Tuesday to plead with people to skip Thanksgiving gatherings with anyone they don’t live with to avoid spreading the disease. and creating a post-holiday surge of cases that could swamp hospitals. Both said they plan to spend the holiday weekend with only their spouses; Evers said he will not see his grandchildren this holiday.