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2050, 13 Apr 20

Evers Issues Another Cruel Edict


Do not visit anyone face to face, either in a long-term care setting or outside in the community. Due to recognized spread in long-term care settings and the Safer at Home Order, this now includes not making “window visits” at any nursing home or assisted living community.

So now, even when your loved one is lonely, you can’t even stand on the lawn and chat with them through glass. This isn’t helpful and will not prevent any infections. What it will do is make our elderly more lonely and more despondent. This is just cruel.


2050, 13 April 2020


  1. steveegg

    The thing is Evers and Palm didn’t even have the gumption to do this themselves, leaving it to lower-echelon apparatchiks.

  2. kjanz1899

    Are the windows at the long term care facilities so drafty that it can stop the transmission of viruses? Seriously had the states implemented common sense restrictions back when the first cases where reported in LYCF im Washington the numbers of death would be lower and the media would have not been able to create as much panic.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberals tend to be cruel in exercise of their dictatorial power.

    Awful. Just awful.

  4. Mar

    This is liberal stupidity at it’s worst.
    I challenge the 3 Stooges to defend this.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    There is no need to insult the American icons: Moe, Larry, and Curly.

    Now if you were insulting Shemp, that is OK.

  6. steveegg

    Shemp is also too good to be insulted like this.  Joe Besser and Curley Joe, on the other hand,….

  7. Mar

    My apologies. You are correct.
    I’d say the 3 Blind Mice but that would be insulting the rodent family.
    I was going to say the 3 lefty losers but I like Phil Mickelson.
    What a quandary.

  8. jjf

    Wow.  A recommendation from the Board on Aging and Long Term Care magically transforms into a cruel edict from the Governor.

    What, AFP WI doesn’t have anything else to do, so they recommend that Owen just try to poop on the Guv at every turn?

  9. Le Roi du Nord


    They all are symptomatic of EDS. Good thing we have a good dose of common sense to keep us derangement free and open to scientific and medical knowledge. Stay safe.

  10. Mike

    We can applaud even severe measures temporarily enacted to fix a severe problem, but any “emergency declarations” can no longer come from a single person.

    When our governor throws an ongoing election into confusion by a last minute EO, one he knows he has no authority to make because he previously explained that, he needs to be removed from office and tried for misconduct in public ofice.

    He then decided to close all the state parks and forests near the two biggest urban areas of the state, severely limiting peoples choices to de-stress, exercise, and get what enjoyment they can in these hard times. People are not going to stop going outside but they are going to be crammed more tightly together.

    Now he issues an edict that directly and very negatively affects the mental health of our elderly citizens. He is operating on the principle of “Make it hurt”. that the Obama Admin used during a previous government shutdown. He will try to deflect blame for the harm caused by his decisions to the republicans per the usual playbook.

  11. Mar

    “Good thing we have a good dose of common sense to keep us derangement free and open to scientific and medical knowledge. Stay safe.”
    Now, that is funny.
    You do have a sense of humor.
    And nice escaping reality.

  12. jjf

    Mike, where’s your evidence that Evers issued this “edict”?

    Read the link.  It’s a recommendation at best.

  13. Mike


    From Evers EO. This is not a suggestion.

    NOW THEREFORE, I, TONY EVERS, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of this state, and specifically the Preamble, Article IV, Section 11, Article V, Section 1, and Article V, Section 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution and Section 323.12(4)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes, hereby order as follows: 1. Suspend in-person voting for April 7, 2020, until June 9, 2020, unless the Legislature passes and the Governor approves a different date for inperson voting.

  14. jjf

    Mike, Owen’s post is about a recommendation from the Board on Aging and Long Term Care.

  15. Mike

    jjf, My parents are in a senior community. That community like every other senior community takes this as an order. This is very similar to Obama’s “Dear Colleague” letters, recommendations with an implied threat of legal action from the department that licenses these facilities.

    This was also issued as new cases are leveling off, showing that additional measures further restricting people are not warranted. These measures will have a cost in lives lost to depression, to shortened lifespan due to delayed access to elective medical procedures that mitigate small problems before they become life threatening, to increased crime, and a host of other problems caused by the lockdown.

  16. jjf

    I’d say we haven’t heard from the Board, nor from the long-term care operators.  How were “window meets” actually taking place?  Maybe the operators didn’t like them for other reasons.

  17. jjf

    And looky there, it wasn’t an “edict from Evers.”

    “(The rule) was an attempt to respond to numerous accounts we have received of individuals visiting long-term care residents outside of the windows, yet having contact such as kissing through a screen, hugging through an open window and not maintaining social distancing,” Heather Bruemmer wrote in an email to lawmakers Tuesday.

  18. Mar

    Numerous accounts? What, 2? 10?
    And who made the complaints?
    I have worked at many nursing homes in my life and I have never seen an open window where they can hug. It is probably against code to have such an open window.
    So, I would be contacting those term communities and ask them why they no screens on their windows.
    So, I call BS on their supposed evidence and complaints.

  19. jjf

    Mar, feel free to make an open records request to the board if it bothers you that much.  You think “code” would prevent a family from opening a window during one of these type of visits?

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