'We are all on the same team': 7 Midwest governors, from both parties, urge residents to be safe over the holidays

Posted at 9:22 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 22:22:54-05

The governors of seven Midwestern states, including Gov. Tony Evers, issued a joint statement over social media, urging residents to take the proper COVID-19 precautions over the holidays.

This comes as the Midwest continues to be a hotspot for the coronavirus, and as families prepare to hold holiday gatherings. But the governors caution residents, as they make those plans, to follow the advice given by medical experts and refrain from including people outside their own households in those gatherings.

Watch their joint announcement, called "Mask Up Midwest Governors," below:

What is also notable is the diversity of politics the governors hold to. The governors are Democrat Tim Walz of Minnesota, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Democrat J.B. Pritzker of Illinois, Republican Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Republican Andy Beshear of Kentucky, Republican Mike DeWine of Ohio, and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat.

"No matter the action we take, we understand that our fight against COVID-19 will be more effective when we work together,” the governors said in a statement.

“That is why this group of bipartisan governors is joining forces today to urge families across our region, and Americans everywhere, to do their part to protect themselves and their families from the spread of COVID-19. When it comes to fighting this virus, we are all on the same team," according to the governors.

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