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WALHDAB Supports Governor Evers' Statewide Face Covering Mandate

Friday, July 31, 2020  
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Today, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order declaring a 60-day public health emergency in relation to COVID-19. Additionally, he issued Emergency Order #1, which creates a requirement for people in Wisconsin to wear a face covering.The order goes into effect August 1 through September 28. The order's goal is consistent with our joint public statement published last week. We've issued a press release in support of today's announcement. 

In general, the order requires everyone to wear a mask whenever they are indoors or in an enclosed space, other than a private residence, and other people are present in the same room or space with the following exceptions:

  • When you are at a private residence
  • When you are outside
  • When you are indoors and no one else is present  
  • When you are eating or drinking
  • When you are communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing and you cannot communicate while wearing a mask
  • While sleeping (e.g., firefighters sleeping at a fire station)
  • While swimming or being on duty as a life guard
  • When you are giving a religious, political, media, educational, artistic, cultural, musical, or theatrical presentation for an audience, so long as you have at least 6 feet between you and other individuals
  • When you are working if wearing a face covering poses a safety risk, as determined by government safety guidelines or regulations
  • When you need to temporarily remove your face covering to confirm your identify, such as entering a bank, credit union, or other financial institution or when having to show that you match your identification card when buying alcohol
  • When engaging in activities where federal or state law or regulations prohibit wearing a face covering.  

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