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Posted on: July 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Village Board adopts Ordinance for Mask Requirement

Mask Up Shorewood

The Village Board conducted a special meeting Wednesday, July 8 to discuss and consider an ordinance that would require community members to wear a mask. The Village Board adopted an ordinance that contains the following actions:

  1. Masks must be worn in indoor areas open to the public until January 20, 2021 unless extended by the Village Board in consultation with the North Shore Health Department.
  2. The Village will be contacting establishments and community members if they are not adhering to the mask requirement indoors. You can file a complaint with the Village through the Face Mask Complaint Form.
  3. The requirement to wear a mask indoors in public places begins Friday, July 10.
  4. Exceptions for the mask requirement include:
    • Persons under 4 years of age.
    • Persons who fall into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for those who should not wear face coverings due to a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or are otherwise covered under the Americans with disabilities act.
    • Persons who have upper-respiratory chronic conditions and silent disabilities. 
    • Persons in settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear face coverings, including when obtaining or rendering goods or services, such as the receipt of dental services or medical treatments. 
  5. While there is no mask requirement for outdoor areas, the Village encourages community members to wear a mask outdoors, especially if you are approaching individuals within six feet.

A recording of the meeting will soon be posted on the Village’s Agenda Center. A copy of the approved ordinance will be available here. Any questions related to the ordinance can contact me, Village Manager Rebecca Ewald, at 414.847.2701 or via email at rewald@villageofshorewood.org. Lastly, check out a grassroots campaign called Mask Up Shorewood being started by Shorewood residents.

GRAPHIC CREDIT: Joel Butler

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