STATEMENT FROM THE MMAC
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce acknowledges the urgent need to mitigate the surge in COVID-19 infections across our state. The measures introduced today by Governor Evers are well-intentioned, but are a blunt instrument that knocks down too many business establishments in metro Milwaukee that have gone to great lengths to develop comprehensive operational safety plans and have had them approved by the Milwaukee Public Health Department. These locations are among the safest places for individuals to work and play in the state. To impose new limitations on them fails to recognize the due diligence these establishments have put into keeping their employees and customers safe. And while we are always on guard against a surge, the Milwaukee Region’s infection and hospitalization rates remain relatively stable.
At the same time, we thank Governor Evers for his actions to get CARES Act funding to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.
In echoing Governor Evers’ message earlier this week, MMAC communicated to thousands of area employers to “continue to reinforce with your employees that behavior outside the workplace can and does affect their health, the well-being of their family and friends – and, ultimately, the ability of our health care system and our economy to function properly. WEAR A MASK, MAINTAIN PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WASH YOUR HANDS.”