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WATCH: Green Bay Common Council approves city-wide face-covering ordinance in 7- 5 vote

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – After an extensive and controversial meeting on Tuesday night, the Green Bay Common Council voted 7-5 on approving a city-wide face-covering ordinance.

The meeting started at 6 p.m., with the Green Bay Common Council inviting residents to share their thoughts on the issue.

The majority of residents who shared their thoughts during the meeting were against the implementation of a mask policy; their thoughts can be found in the video below.

Keeping the residents of Green Bay in mind, Council members then proceeded to discuss and analyze the mask policy in greater depth.

This included discussing several facets of the mask ordinance including how it pertains to local businesses, to those with health restrictions, as well as how the ordinance will be enforced by local law enforcement.

The full discussion and analysis can be found in the video below.

This meeting followed Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich’s statement on Monday afternoon saying he is taking emergency action to enact a city-wide mask mandate.

The order, according to Mayor Genrich, would require face coverings when indoors in public places and there will be some exceptions, such as for those with medical conditions. If patrons to in businesses are not adhering to the order, a business order could contact Green Bay Police and the incident could be considered a trespassing incident. For businesses licensed in the City of Green Bay that do not adhere to the order, Mayor Genrich says a revocation of license could occur.

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