County Executive Parisi Statement: Conservative Group Challenge to Public Health Orders
January 20, 2021
Ariana Vruwink, 608-267-8823
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi issued the following statement regarding a new conservative group's legal challenge announced today:
"Dane County's Public Health orders have saved lives and prevented sickness. At a time when new, more contagious strains of Covid are emerging in our country, now is not the time to go backwards. Had this conservative group's outdated ideology prevailed over the course of this pandemic, more of our Dane County neighbors would have needlessly suffered the ravages of Covid-19. We remain in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. The Public Health orders in place are based in science, they're necessary to save lives, and are legal. This conservative group's last attempt to usurp common sense public health policy failed and this one will as well."