Beginning on August 1st, you will have to make sure you pack a mask. Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency and issued the emergency order Thursday afternoon requiring people five years and older to wear face masks indoors and not in a private residence. You would not have to wear a face mask if you have certain disabilities or are eating, drinking or swimming. The order is effective until September 28th or until a superseding order is issued. Violators could be fined as much as $200. Governor Evers cited the rising cases of COVID-19 for the reason for issuing the order.
On Tuesday, Door County Board passed a resolution supporting the mask advisory issued by Door County Public Health Director Sue Powers last week. Several communities and private businesses have already placed mask mandates on indoor spaces.
Thursday showed Door County's COVID-19 numbers stay steady at 84 total positive cases, one new recovery, and 306 tests pending. Kewaunee County saw their positive case number stay flat at 107 with no new recoveries and 75 tests pending.