March 23, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – The global pandemic of Coronavirus, COVID-19 has indeed taught us lessons. Now we have a wake-up call in the fight against this new virus. One day we are happily living our lives and the next day, everything changes.
The leadership evidenced by our County Administrator Josh Schoemann and the team he has put together is nothing less than outstanding. His response to this pandemic has been a combination of calm, cool and collected. His planning to meet this challenge is concise and effective. The County’s incident command team has been meeting daily as the fluidity of this pandemic evolves, sometimes hourly. Often these changes are anticipated by the group and if not, the plan is modified to address each and every new development. Through it all, the one steadying influence is Josh’s calm demeanor, his willingness to utilize his team and his ability to effectively lead in a sea that seems to be getting stormier by the hour.
As a community and country, we are stronger together. This pandemic is not to be feared, but it needs to be respected. We can protect ourselves and our family by following the recommendations and protocols provided by the CDC. A link on the Washington County website will send you to the Health Department and further links are available to the CDC. There is good reason that I support Josh for County Executive. This crisis is further evidence of his ability to lead and makes him the ideal candidate to lead this County forward, in good times, and especially during a crisis. Please cast your early ballot if you can, or on April 7th in support of Josh Schoemann and make him our first, and best Washington County Executive.
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