The following statement on today’s Sawyer County Circuit Court temporary restraining order regarding Gov. Evers’ Emergency Order #3 can be attributed to Society President Erik Gundersen, MD:

“Regardless of any government order, we all have the power to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our state’s health and economy. Wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain smart social distancing, which includes avoiding large groups. And please get a flu shot.

“If we can commit to these simple precautions, we can prevent our hospitals and health care staff from being overwhelmed by new cases. We can help protect our vulnerable family members and friends who have other health conditions that makes COVID-19 a threat to their lives. And we can improve the situation around the state that will allow our economy to get back to a sense of normalcy.

“Wisconsin’s physicians care deeply about the state’s health – please do what you can to protect yourself, your families and the ability of your local health care professionals to be there for us.”

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