Date: August 3, 2021

Contact: Nada Elmikashfi, 608-266-5342

Rep. Hong Applauds UW – Madison Mask Order

MADISON – Today, the University of Wisconsin – Madison announced that effective Thursday, August 5, all students, employees, and visitors to campus will be required to wear masks when inside campus buildings.

Representative Hong released the following statement: 

“The Delta variant is currently raging throughout Wisconsin and the country. Cases are on the uptick and increased community spread of Covid-19 is more than likely if we do not take immediate measures to protect ourselves and our community.

Universities are hotbeds for viral transmissions, therefore there is no place for politics when it comes to the safety of our students, staff, and faculty. I condemn the actions of Republican legislators who seek to block our state’s universities from being able to require testing and masking.

The UW System has a right to keep its community safe, and I applaud their efforts in doing so. I remain a partner in the effort to ensure the safety of all Wisconsinites during this pandemic.”

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