Stay in and We’ll Win


A sign on Monona Terrace offers encouragement to drivers and pedestrians to stay healthy

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer

On May 23, Gov. Evers enforced a “safer at home” order, as the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 rises in Wisconsin.

With those numbers increasing quickly, challenges on home fronts in the community follow.

One of the most challenging issues citizens are facing with this enforcement is unemployment as non-essential businesses throughout the state are on hold.  People are wondering how to feed their families and pay their bills.

With the result of school and multiple childcare facility closures, parents are unable to utilize such support that they usually would have day by day.                                         

 Children have begun learning through online practices. Teachers are transitioning their classrooms via web for the remainder of the school year. Seniors will be missing their team’s last sports season, their graduation ceremonies and the last few months of walking through their school’s halls as students.  

Social distancing is another challenge that is affecting the population. Not being able to physically be in contact with family, friends and other members of the community is creating a lack of sense of belonging to individuals who have been cooped up in their homes for days, now turning into weeks and soon to be months. 

Then there is the elderly, the largest group that has been suffering the most through these troubling times. Being more at risk in catching the disease, they remain hopeful in their homes with very little contact to the outside world.                                                                                                

  The state of Wisconsin is to follow this order through April 24 or until further notice. All citizens are to remain at home if possible, to decrease the chances of the virus spreading further.                      

Though excruciating challenges, they are required to be embraced. It’s going to take will power and a whole lot of strength to surpass this life changing pandemic. But by playing our cards right we can and will win this.

The “safer at home” order is needed to guide the community into the proper direction for our future well-being.

Stay in and we’ll win.