Press Release: Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide effective August 1st, 2020


Moments ago, Governor Evers Issued an Executive Order declaring a public health emergency requiring face coverings statewide. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020.

Under this order, Wisconsin residents ages five and older are required to wear a face covering when they are indoors or in an enclosed space with anyone outside their household or living unit. Face coverings are strongly recommended if you are outdoors and maintaining physical distancing is not possible. The order also lists exceptions for activities such as eating, drinking, or swimming. Individuals with health conditions or disabilities that would prevent them from wearing of a face covering safely are exempt from this requirement.

The Governor’s Office has put together a list of FAQs here:…/1507334/Face%20Covering%2…

Adam Kastonek | Administration – Public Information Officer – Communications Specialist

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