GOVERNOR EVERS ISSUES AND EXTENDS STATEWIDE ORDER REQUIRING FACE MASKS
Gov. Tony Evers has declared a statewide public health emergency order requiring everyone to wear a face mask while in an indoor space on July 30. The order was extended by Governor Evers on September 22 for an additional 60 days. You can read the original order here. You can also read through the press release by Governor Evers announcing the extension of the emergency order requiring masks.
Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy. The directive is effective at 8:00 a.m. on October 8, 2020 and will remain in effect until November 6, 2020. For more details, view the entire press release, order and list of exemptions, and a frequently asked questions.
LOCAL ORDINANCE ADOPTED FOR FACE COVERINGS
The Village Board adopted a revised ordinance for wearing a face covering in the Village that includes requirements, exceptions, and penalties. The updated ordinance uses consistent language to the statewide order for enclosed spaces that are outdoors and encourages community members to wear masks outdoors when they are unable to socially distance. Details of the ordinance can be found in the agenda packet starting on page 58. This ordinance will remain in effect after the Governor’s face covering statewide order expires on September 28.