Stories tagged: "Mask order"

Wisconsin Supreme Court chambers in the state Capitol. (Shutterstock)
WI Supreme Court Conservatives Strike Down Evers’ Mask Order, Ending Only Statewide COVID Safeguard

The court’s four conservative justices leave Wisconsin without a state of emergency despite the ongoing pandemic.

In a video released by the governor's office, Gov. Tony Evers responds to the Legislature's effort to kill his most recent statewide face mask safeguard by issuing a new one.
Evers’ Emergency Mask Orders Get Knocked Down, Get Up Again

Less than an hour after the Assembly voted to end the current safeguard, Evers issued a new one. Democrats offer a legislative mask safeguard, Republicans rule it’s not germane to a COVID bill.

(Photo by Julian Emerson)
3 Wisconsin Cities, One County Pass Mask Orders as GOP Prepares to Kill State Order

Assembly Speaker says legislators have figured out how to cancel a health emergency but still get the federal cash attached to a health emergency.

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)
Local Governments Adopt Mask Protections as GOP Prepares to Kill Statewide Safeguard

Some approve local resolutions, but most communities are taking no enforcement actions.