Statewide Mask Mandate, Emergency Order #1



Governor Evers issued a statewide mask mandate (Emergency Order #1). It generally requires face coverings to be worn whenever inside and not in a private residence with some exceptions. It is in effect beginning 12:01am on Saturday.


The Governor’s press release states:


“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 enumerates exceptions to the requirement, listing activities such as when an individual is eating, drinking, or swimming. Individuals with health conditions or disabilities that would preclude the wearing of a face covering safely are also exempt from the requirement. A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document is available here.”