×

Masks required in Wisconsin

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Health Department, in coordination with the district attorney and sheriff’s offices, is sending a letter to local area businesses to encourage voluntary compliance with Gov. Tony Evers’ order requiring face coverings, said Annette Seibold, department director.

“Because people can spread COVID-19 without symptoms or even knowing they are ill, we all need to do our part by wearing face coverings when appropriate” said Elise Sloden, the health department’s COVID-19 planner. “We must also avoid harassing or threatening people who wear face coverings, and show patience and compassion for those who are unable to wear a face covering safely.”

Complaints regarding businesses not complying with the governor’s orders can be directed to the health department at 920-545-0042. Complaints regarding specific individuals should be sent to the Florence County District Attorney’s office at 715-528-3362.

“A growing number of scientific studies tell us that face coverings, when used correctly and consistently by a large percentage of the community, are extremely effective for preventing the spread of COVID-19 through respiratory droplets,” said said Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Wisconsin’s chief medical officer.

Newsletter

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
   

Starting at $4.75/week.

Subscribe Today