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Governor Evers issues statewide face mask requirement

Gov. Tony Evers requiring face masks starting Saturday. Gov. Tony Evers requiring face masks starting Saturday. |  Photo: State of Wisconsin

Updated: July 30, 2020 02:12 PM

Gov. Tony Evers has declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions.

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The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding order. 

Under this order, Wisconsin residents ages five and older are required to wear a face covering when they are indoors or in an enclosed space with anyone outside their household or living unit.

Face coverings are strongly recommended if you are outdoors and maintaining physical distancing is not possible.

The order also enumerates exceptions to the requirement, listing activities such as when an individual is eating, drinking, or swimming. Individuals with health conditions or disabilities that would preclude the wearing of a face covering safely are also exempt from the requirement. 
 

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