Evers extends statewide mask mandate

Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers

Gov. Tony Evers has extended his mask mandate while declaring a new public health emergency due to a COVID-19 case spike.

Both orders are effective immediately and last 60 days. The guv’s previous mask mandate was set to expire Sept. 28. 

“We are seeing an alarming increase in cases across our state, especially on campus. We need folks to start taking this seriously, and young people especially—please stay home as much as you are able, skip heading to the bars, and wear a mask whenever you go out,” Evers said.

The order requires Wisconsin residents ages five and older to wear a fac...

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