For Immediate Release                                                                                                     Contact: Senator Chris Kapenga

July 2, 2020                                                                                                                                                   (608) 266-9174


                                                     Governor Evers to Publicly Shame Businesses

Madison, WI — Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) released the following statement addressing Governor Evers’ plan to publically shame business with two or more COVID cases:

“As businesses continue to struggle with the impact of COVID-19 and the mandated shutdown of their operations, the governor is planning yet another roadblock to their recovery.

According to a recent report, the Evers Department of Health Services is planning to publicly shame businesses with two or more positive cases by posting their names to a DHS site.

If true, this could be the final nail in the coffin for many small businesses struggling to stay afloat.

“Never in our state’s history have we seen a governor so committed to destroying small business. He couldn’t use his power to directly shut them down, so he’s moving to the next best thing.

I expect nothing less from someone whose first act as governor was to replace ‘open for business’ signs with his own name.”


Senator Kapenga represents the 33rd Senate District, which covers most of central Waukesha County and Lake Country.