MILWAUKEE (SPECTRUM NEWS) — More and more municipalities are considering mandated face coverings throughout Wisconsin.
City of Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously passed a face mask mandate for the city on Monday. Mayor Tom Barrett put it in effect July 16. The MKE Cares Act is providing free masks to residents who ask for one.
Under the mandate, people over the age of three are required to wear masks in public spaces and outdoors if they are within six feet of others who do not live in their household. There are exceptions for those with specific health conditions.
Village of Shorewood
Village leaders voted unanimously on an ordinance that would require anyone over the age of four to wear a face mask while in all indoor spaces open to the public.
The village passed an ordinance that requires those five or older to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, with medical exceptions. It went into effect July 27.
All Dane County residents are required to wear face coverings when inside enclosed buildings besides their homes. The order requires anyone over the age of five to wear a covering. Exceptions are made for certain activities such as eating at a restaurant, but during those activities, six feet distancing of people not from the same household or living unit is required at all times. Some people are also exempted if they have a physical, mental, or developmental condition that prevents them from wearing a mask.
Workers and volunteers are required to wear masks at county facilities, on county grounds, or other places where services are delivered, both indoors and out.
City of Appleton
As of July 14, anyone who enters a city-owned or operated building will be required to have a face covering. Anyone who enters an indoor common space of a City of Appleton owned or operated facility will be required to have a face mask, regardless of the reason for entry.
Ashland and Bayfield counties
Ashland and Bayfield Public Health's emerrgency advisory for anyone five years and older to wear a face covering went into effect July 17. Residents are required to wear face masks in any enclosed building besides their homes.
Children between the ages of two and four are encouraged to wear masks as well.
A mandate went into effect July 20 for all members of the public to wear face coverings inside all county facilities. Visitors to these facilities will be provided a face mask prior to entry if they do not already have one.
Leaders are encouraging businesses to require face coverings for both employees and customers as well.
City of Racine
While there is no county mandate, city leaders passed a face coverings requirement that went into effect July 27. It'll be in place for those five and older, both indoors and out in public. There are certain exceptions that include eating and drinking and medical conditions.
The mandate is set to expire at the end of 2020, but could be renewed if needed.
The city voted on a face mask mandate that went into effect July 27. Citizens must wear face coverings in public spaces.
De Pere's common council voted to pass an ordinance to require masks in public spaces in the city. The De Pere City Council will discuss the mandate at its next meeting scheduled for August 4, where it can then be passed.
The ordinace would apply to anyone five and over.