Friday, July 31, 2020

Evers makes masks mandatory starting on Saturday

From The Journal

Adam Rogan

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, despite saying for weeks if he’s not sure any statewide orders regarding COVID-19 will hold up in court, on Thursday ordered masks to be worn indoors when not in a private residence statewide.

The order is scheduled to go in effect Saturday and will remain in effect, unless it is overturned or cut short, at the end of September. Those found to be breaking the order could face a civil forfeiture of up to $200.
But Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said that his department will not enforce the order, just as he said he would not enforce the Safer at Home order preceding it being overturned.
In a text to The Journal Times, Schmaling said that Evers’ order is “another overreach by our state government that I will not enforce. I have confidence that our citizens, business owners and visitors will take reasonable precautions to keep themselves and others they encounter safe.”
Schmaling added: “We will leave the enforcement of this to our local health department experts.”
The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, a rural county with a population of less than 16,000 near the northwest corner of Wisconsin, has also announced it will not be enforcing the order either.

1 comment:

Stock said...

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I write from Washington County WI and Oahu, go figure

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