MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced a statewide face covering requirement in response to the calls from the people of Wisconsin asking for such a mandate.

“Thanks to Governor Evers for demonstrating the kind of leadership that will see us through this pandemic. We’ve been listening to the scientific advice about how to slow to rate of infection from this deadly virus and there’s just no denying that masks provide a clear defense against contracting and spreading this disease. At the end of the day, this issue should not be political. We need to help protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community,” said Representative Dianne Hesselbein, a staunch advocate of public health.

Governor Evers Public Health Emergency Order will go into effect on Saturday, August 1, 2020. People five years of age and older will be required to wear a face covering indoors, with the exception of their private residence.

“I would hope that my Republican colleagues would agree that the health and safety of Wisconsinites should be our first priority. I would also hope that they don’t add to their already $4 million, tax payer funded, legal bill they’ve already racked up trying to cement their power and endanger people’s lives. Let’s all be smart, put on a mask, and stop COVID-19.”

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