Midwest Governors announced they are working together to develop a phase-in plan of certain sectors of their economies.
They stated “this doesn’t mean our economy will reopen all at once, or that every state will take the same steps at the same time.”
Further they stated, “but close coordination will ensure we get this right. Over time, people will go back to work, restaurants will reopen, and things will go back to normal. We look forward to working together as one region to tackle this challenge together.”
The administrations of seven governors will examine at least these four factors when determining when best to reopen our economy:
- Sustained control of the rate of new infections and hospitalizations
- Enhanced ability to test and trace
- Sufficient health care capacity to handle the resurgance
- And best practices for social distancing in the workplace
The work group of governors includes Governors Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), JB Pritzker (IL), Eric Holcomb (IN), and Andy Beshear (KY) announced that tey will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region.