LIST: Select NE Wisconsin counties issue mask related mandates


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(WFRV) – In response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturning Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask requirement, Northeast Wisconsin counties are issuing their own.

The City of Oshkosh has a face-covering ordinance and it is now in effect. County health officials say it requires face coverings of anyone over the age of five in buildings and other enclosed spaces and will remain in effect until April 30.

Effective immediately, the Brown County Health and Human Services – Public Health Division has issued a Health Advisory regarding masks. County officials say this advisory remains in effect until further notice.

The City of Menasha has issued a public health advisory which states everyone age 5 years old and older should wear a face mask or face covering indoors and when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Outagamie County Public Health Officer/Manager has issued a Local Public Health Order on April 1. The order will require face coverings in portions of Outagamie County that fall within the Jurisdiction of Outagamie County Public Health, effective immediately.

The Winnebago County Health Department is re-issuing a Health Advisory. Since the City of Oshkosh has a mask mandate already, this advisory applies to all other areas of Winnebago County Health Department’s jurisdiction and will remain in effect until further notice.

The Fond du Lac County Health Department issued a statement saying that masks are recommended in Fond du Lac County. Almost 30% of the Fond du Lac County has received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to officials. The health department is recommending wearing a face mask when out in public.

Kewaunee County Public Health has issued a face-covering advisory, encouraging individuals who are at a high-risk of contracting COVID-19 to continue to wear a mask in public settings or when they are unable to social distance.

Marinette County Public Health issued a statement recommending the use of face-coverings. The statement encourages and recommends face-coverings for everyone over five years old when indoors. Marinette County will continue to require all employees and visitors entering Marinette County Facilities to wear a face-covering.

Waushara County Health Department posted on their Facebook page that in light of the Supreme Court decision, everyone still must wear a mask inside all Waushara County buildings.

Calumet County does not intend to issue a countywide mask mandate, but the County Public Health Officer strongly recommends personal responsibility for the continued use of all measures identified by DHS and CDC.

The Shawano-Menominee Counties Public Health Department is reaffirming their mask advisory, which says every person five and older should wear a face covering or mask. They go on to say that the Department and County have maintained their recommendation from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on the use of masks.

Manitowoc County Health Department has issued a General Face Coverings proclamation which strongly encourages residents of Manitowoc County to wear masks in public. They go on to say that the proclamation is not an order or mandate.

Door County Public Health issued an Emergency Advisory which states that everyone five years and older should wear a face-covering or mask when in public. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

The City of Neenah has issued a mask proclamation stating that they continue to recommend masks be worn in the city. According to Mayor Dean Kaufert, the Common Council will debate a proposal to strengthen the mask advisory to a mask mandate on Wednesday, April 14.

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