Stories tagged: "mask mandate"


State Senate chambers at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Assembly Republicans Backtrack on COVID-19 Compromise Relief Bill

Nearly two dozen organizations ask legislators not to rescind face mask requirements. Senate does it anyway, Assembly is next.

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Wisconsin GOP Unleashes Newest Assault on Safeguards as US Sees 4,000 COVID-19 Deaths Per Day

Despite a continued decline in coronavirus infections here, the resolution would kill face mask requirements.

Gov. Tony Evers speaks Nov. 10 at a virtual panel supporting the Affordable Care Act. Evers, a cancer survivor, went to bat for the healthcare reform law as the US Supreme Court considered a Trump-backed lawsuit that would invalidate the law in its entirety. (Screenshot)
Evers Extends Mask Safeguards Through Jan. 19, Meets with GOP Leaders

Governor declares a new state of public health emergency due to dwindling hospital capacity in recent COVID-19 surge.

Wisconsin Supreme Court chambers in the state Capitol. (Shutterstock)
Bizarre Rainbow Analogy May Be What Sinks Wisconsin’s Mask Order

One Wisconsin Supreme Court justice uses a bizarre analogy in oral arguments over Wisconsin’s coronavirus safeguard, while another notes the Legislature could be a partner with Gov. Evers but has not met.

Khayriyyah Khaaliq stands with her daughters Ashyra Khaaliq, 2, and 7th-grader Jakyra Johnson, at Henry Vilas Zoo in July shortly after the mandatory mask ordinance took effect in Dane County. (Photo @ Andy Manis)
Arguments in Yet Another Lawsuit Over Measures to Protect Public Begin Monday in WI Supreme Court

Court’s decision in case over statewide mask order will have lasting implications for the state’s coronavirus response.

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a COVID-19 relief bill Friday after the GOP-controlled Legislature made too many changes to the compromise bill.
Conservative Law Firm Asks Judge to Kill New Wisconsin Mask Order

Lawsuit filed in Polk County says Gov. Evers lacked legal authority to issue another emergency order.

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Evers Extends Mask Mandate for 60 More Days as State Sees Record Number of COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Wisconsin surpassed 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases over the weekend. Young adults driving most recent surge.