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Evers Issues New Health Emergency, Face Mask Order

By John Forester | September 22, 2020

From The Wheeler Report . . .

Governor Evers declared a new public health emergency in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin. Executive Order #90, proclaims a public health emergency and designates the Dept. of Health Services as the lead agency to respond, authorizes the Adjutant General to activate the Wisconsin National Guard as necessary to assist in response, and directs all state agencies to assist as appropriate in the ongoing response to the emergency. The emergency shall remain in effect for 60 days, or until revoked by the Governor or by joint resolution of the Legislature.

 The public health emergency also comes with a new face coverings order effective immediately. Emergency Order #1 requires face coverings for “every individual, age five and older” when the individual is indoors or in an enclosed space other than a private residence. Individuals may remove the face covering in the following situations:

The face covering order shall expire on November 21, 2020, or by subsequent superseding emergency order.

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