Hausmann Group July 10, 2020 3 min read

Dane County Emergency Order #8

Due to the uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, Dane County, Wisconsin has rolled out Emergency Order #8 which goes into effect on Monday, July 13, 2020.  Along with the practice of social distancing, the following measures should be followed in reference to face coverings:

Face Coverings. - Every individual, age five (5) and older, in Dane County must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when:

  1. In any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present.
  2. Waiting in line to enter any indoor space.
  3. Driving or riding on public transportation or in a paratransit vehicle, a taxi, a private car service vehicle, a ride-sharing vehicle, or any other for hire vehicle.

Individuals may remove their face coverings under the following circumstances:

  1. While they are eating or drinking.
  2. When communicating with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and communication cannot be achieved through other means.
  3. While obtaining a service that requires the temporary removal of the face covering.
  4. When necessary to confirm the individual’s identity.
  5. When federal or state law prohibits wearing a face covering.

The following individuals are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering:

  1. Individuals for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by government safety guidelines.
  2. Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.

The Dane County order can be found here: 

Please stay safe in these challenging times. Show respect and kindness to each other to help weather the storm.