Wisconsin’s Capitol closed

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has decided to close the state Capitol building in Madison as the coronavirus crisis deepens in Wisconsin.

The Department of Administration closed the building at 8 a.m. Thursday. The building will remain closed indefinitely, although DOA officials said they would reopen it if the state Legislature or the state Supreme Court decides to convene. So far neither body has announced any plans to get together, however.

Evers issued an executive order Tuesday mandating Wisconsin residents stay home and all nonessential businesses close. The virus has infected nearly 600 people in Wisconsin and killed eight.


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