MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - Governor Tony Evers plans an early evening address to Wisconsinites on Tuesday.
The governor's office didn't release details about the speech except to say that it is regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Evers warns in excerpts of his speech released ahead of delivery Tuesday that deaths could double to 5,000 by January without action.
He says, “Each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery.” The excerpts don’t offer hints as to what actions Evers wants to take. His most significant attempts to reduce the virus’ spread have been fought by Republican lawmakers, business owners and others.
His remarks come on the same day that the state set new records for the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19.
WXOW will have coverage of the governor's remarks in the video player below at 6:05 p.m. You can also watch on WXOW's Facebook page.
Be sure to watch the News 19 10 pm Report for a full recap of any news or reaction to the speech.