Washington County Exec. Looks To Open Economy Slowly

The Badger Bounce Back program was unveiled by 

Governor Tony Evers on Monday. Now, Washington County Executive Josh Schoemann says that plan to reopen the state amid the coronavirus pandemic is too vague, and he has unveiled one on his own. Schoemann says, “We firmly believe that now is the time to start to turn the dial, not just talk a good game. People want hope, and this plan is designed to give people a little bit of hope. And, one crank of the dial at a time.”

Washington Ozaukee health officer Kirsten Johnson drafted the plan based on recommendations by the conservative American Enterprise Institute. The plan shares most of the same benchmarks as Evers’ plan, while allowing some businesses to at least partially open, if they enforce social distancing and other recommendations.