CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D), Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) on Thursday announced a social-media video to encourage everyone across the region to remain safe heading into the holiday season.
“For eight months, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated American families everywhere,” the governors wrote in a release. “To fight this virus, governors across the country have listened to medical experts, stepped up, and worked around the clock to protect our families, the brave men and women on the front lines, and our small business owners. And no matter the action we take, we understand that our fight against COVID-19 will be more effective when we work together. That is why this group of bipartisan governors is joining forces today to urge families across our region, and Americans everywhere, to do their part to protect themselves and their families from the spread of COVID-19. When it comes to fighting this virus, we are all on the same team.”
Over the past month, COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed across the Midwest and medical experts are advising people not to host Thanksgiving with people from outside of their households.
In the video, the governors each addressed the families in their region on how they can protect their loved ones, the frontline workers, and small businesses owners from the COVID-19 pandemic.