Evers urges Wisconsinites to embrace wearing masks as Dane County announces mask mandate

Tony Evers

Gov. Tony Evers urged the public to embrace wearing masks as the Madison and Dane County health department announced masks will be required when people are around others in any enclosed building other than their own homes.

The order -- the first one in the state -- from Public Health Madison & Dane County goes into effect at 8 a.m. Monday.

"Public health research now shows that face coverings are critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19," said Janel Heinrich, director of Public Health Madison & Dane County. "Given the current number of COVID-19 infections in our county, we need ...

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