Midwest GOP, Dem governors unite for virus PSA as Thanksgiving approaches

They bipartisan group of lawmakers went to Twitter to say "Mask-up" during the holidays.

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The Midwest came together to remind folks to wear their masks and to take coronavirus regulations seriously during the holidays.

Illinois Gov. Jay Robert “J. B.” Pritzker posted a video to his Twitter page along with several other governors urging citizens to wear their masks, especially during the holidays. They say a vaccine is coming but in the meantime “mask up.”

Pritzker tweeted, “Here’s the thing about the Midwest: no matter what state you live in, who you voted for, what your faith is, or who your home team is – yes, even if you’re a @Vikings or a @packers fan – we Midwesterners know how to be there for one another. That matters now more than ever.”

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan opens the video saying, “As we head into the holiday season, and the cold winter months we wanted to take a moment to talk to families in our region, about how you can protect your loved ones and our frontline workers as well as small business owners from Covid-19 and the pandemic.”

The two-minute and thirty-second video include Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio, Gov. Tim Waltz of Minnesota, and others from surrounding states.

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Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

Gov. Anthony Evers of Wisconsin was the only elected official to wear a mask during the video.

This message comes as the United States see a surge in coronavirus infections.

TheHill reports the nation surpassed 11 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, meaning approximately a million new cases were diagnosed in one week. Globally, the novel coronavirus has claimed over 55 million patients as each country continues to battle the pandemic. The data reported by the news outlet confirmed a new deadly wave of the disease, producing numbers not seen since the height of the pandemic this spring.

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