Thursday, May 28, 2020

2020 Wisconsin State Fair is canceled

From an e-mail sent out by the Wisconsin State Fair today, May 28, 2020:

2020 Wisconsin State Fair Canceled

Dear loyal fairgoers and friends -

The Wisconsin State Fair is so much more than just a fair, it is tradition, it is celebration, it is the showcase of everything we are so proud of in Wisconsin. This is why our hearts are heavy as we bring you this news. For the safety of our fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and the broader community, the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled.

For months we have continued to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, including local, state and federal health agencies’ recommendations on preventing the spread of this disease. Several agencies continue to offer strict guidelines advising against mass gatherings, and as the largest event in the State of Wisconsin this guidance weighed heavily in this decision.

We understand the magnitude of disappointment you may be feeling. We feel it too. However, under these guidelines we could not create the welcoming, safe, educational and enjoyable experience that you have come to know and love. Safety is our number one priority, and we cannot compromise this under any circumstances, including the ones we are living with today.

We thank you for your unwavering support and will look forward to celebrating the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, August 5 – 15.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Wisconsin school closures

Wisconsin schools will now remain closed at least through April 24, 2020, to mirror the safer at home order issued by Wisconsin governor Tony Evers.

Summerfest response to coronavirus

Summerfest 2020, in response to coronavirus COVID-19 concerns, is moving its dates to September 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19 this year. The following message was published on the festival's Facebook page on March 23, 2020:

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Summerfest 2020 coronavirus COVID-19

Wisconsin safer at home order

From TMJ4, published on March 23, 2020: Gov. Tony Evers announces 'Safer at Home' order coming Tuesday

From WISN12, published on March 24, 2020: What Wisconsin's 'safer at home' order means for you

From WISN12, published on March 26, 2020: Wisconsin GOP critical of 'stay at home' order

Wisconsin man in Italy describes coronavirus

Andrija Novakovich, a Muskego, Wisconsin man who plays pro soccer in Italy, describes his coronavirus experience.

Full article here on TMJ4, published on March 17, 2020:

Saturday, March 14, 2020

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Wisconsin State Fair coronavirus response

The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair is currently intending to go on as planned. However, many other upcoming events scheduled to be held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park have been postponed or cancelled due to coronavirus COVID-19 concerns.

From the official Facebook page of the Wisconsin State Fair, posted on March 13, 2020. Click on photo to enlarge:

Wisconsin State Fair coronavirus