Evers Directs State Offices to Close Wednesday

Governor Evers has directed state agencies to close state government
offices Wednesday in response to the dangerous cold temperatures the state will
be experiencing. Evers declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of
the storm, which dumped a foot of snow or more on portions of the state. Now,
the cold has swept in and Executive Order #7 closes state offices for public
business with limited exceptions. Essential emergency response, public health
and public safety employees will still be on duty. The Wisconsin State Capitol
will remain open to the public. “It’s
critically important that we’re ensuring the people of Wisconsin and our public
employees are safe in these dangerous weather conditions,” said Gov.
Evers. “I am urging people to prepare for this severe weather and to
exercise caution when traveling or going outdoors.”