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Milwaukee alderman warns residents to take 'Safer at Home' order seriously

Posted: 1:12 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 20:29:01-04
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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Alderman Russell W. Stamper II released a statement Thursday morning warning Milwaukeeans to take Gov. Evers' "Safer at Home" order more seriously.

"The deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading fast among Milwaukee’s African American population, and it has already claimed the lives of several African American men here. But those deaths, and a strict city-wide Stay-at-Home order, don’t seem to be getting the attention of enough people in the community," Stamper said. "The coronavirus pandemic is deadly serious, and all Milwaukee residents need to start getting the message IMMEDIATELY!"

Stamper warned that Milwaukee police would begin enforcing the order where needed, especially where they see people congregating and conducting "business as usual."

Evers Safer at Home order went into effect on March 25 at 8 a.m. and is expected to last until April 24.

In Milwaukee County, there have been five reported deaths in connection to the pandemic. As of Thursday morning, there have been 343 positive cases of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Confirmed cases: 1,268 (as of Monday afternoon)

Deaths: 20

Negative tests: 15,856

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