By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Nov 10, 2020 at 6:56 PM

In a statewide address on Tuesday night, Gov. Tony Evers called for Wisconsinites to unite in personal responsibility and action against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that set records once again today for new cases (7,073), hospitalizations (2,070) and deaths (66). 

“The surges we see – the new cases, hospitalizations and deaths – these are not foregone conclusions,” Evers said, during Tuesday's address. “These are predictable and preventable. That means the fight against this virus is winnable, but only if we fight it together.”

To help contain the virus' spread, Gov. Evers announced a new executive order during Tuesday's statement. The new order does not include any new restrictions, but advises and strongly recommends limiting your contact to those you live with, avoiding unnecessary travel, working from home when possible, planning for virtual holiday celebrations, and continuing to wear a mask and social distance in public settings. 

"Each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery," Evers said. "Our bars, restaurants, small businesses, families and farmers will continue to suffer if we don't take action right now."

Evers also announced plans for additional COVID-19 legislation, especially with the expiration date for the federal CARES Act relief coming up Dec. 31. 

To watch Evers' full address, watch the stream below:

For information on where to get tested for COVID, click here – and for a list of local vendors selling masks, click here

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.