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WPHA Signs on to Amicus Brief in Support of Public Health Orders

Thursday, April 30, 2020  
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WPHA lends it’s support in a filing yesterday of the “Safer Together” Amicus brief  Gov. Tony Evers announced yesterday that dozens of organizations, which collectively represent more than one million Wisconsinites, voiced their support for the extension of Safer at Home in briefs filed with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. On April 21, 2020, Legislative Republicans asked the Court to block Safer at Home without offering any alternative plan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read Governor Evers' full press release here

"Wisconsin Public Health Association, Wisconsin Nurses Association, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, My Choice Family Care – Care Wisconsin, and more than 50 doctors, nurses, pathologists, professors, and public health experts from around Wisconsin filed an amicus brief demonstrating the deadly nature of COVID-19 and the need for prompt, executive action to combat pandemics. Available here."

Please also find below links below to other related filings:

  • WALHDAB and more than 17 local officials and governments' brief (link)
  • Legislature’s suit (link)
  • DHS’s brief (link)
  • Supporting affidavit filed by Dr. Ryan Westergaard (link)
  • Supporting affidavit filed by Julie Willems Van Dijk (link)

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