Thursday, November 19, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers says he will extend mask mandate into 2021

From JSOnline:
Molly Beck
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday he will issue a new public health emergency on the coronavirus pandemic and will extend the state's indoor mask mandate into 2021. 

Evers also called on Republican lawmakers and conservatives to stop pushing a lawsuit aimed at blocking the mandate, which is the only statewide government intervention currently in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, which is raging in Wisconsin.

"It's clear based on where we're headed, we cannot afford to stop or have a gap in some of the only mitigation efforts we still have in place," Evers said. 

Evers announced his plans for a new order as Wisconsin set a new record Wednesday with 7,989 cases of COVID-19 reported and as 52 people lost their lives to the virus.

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