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:
- In any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present.
- Waiting in line to enter any indoor space.
- 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:
- While they are eating or drinking.
- When communicating with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and communication cannot be achieved through other means.
- While obtaining a service that requires the temporary removal of the face covering.
- When necessary to confirm the individual’s identity.
- When federal or state law prohibits wearing a face covering.
The following individuals are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering:
- Individuals for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by government safety guidelines.
- 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: https://www.publichealthmdc.com/documents/2020-07-07_Order_8.pdf
Please stay safe in these challenging times. Show respect and kindness to each other to help weather the storm.