Special Public Notice:

Gov. Evers Issues Extends
Emergency Order #1 Regarding Face Masks
Today, Governor Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency via Executive Order #90 and extended the previously issued Emergency Order #1 requiring individuals ages 5 years and older to wear a face mask when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order by 60 days.

The order extension is effective immediately and will expire on November 21, 2020.

Note: This order supersedes less restrictive aspects of the Whitefish Bay Mask Ordinance (No. 1869) until it expires. At this time, the Whitefish Bay Mask Ordinance will expire on November 6, 2020.

Why Should I Wear a Face Mask?

From the North Shore Health Department: COVID-19 is primarily spread via respiratory droplets when people are in close proximity with each other and people that are infected speak, sneeze, or cough. People can be infected and have no symptoms (asymptomatic), and they are still able to transmit the virus. It is strongly recommended that the general public wear a cloth face mask in public settings.

Wearing a cloth face mask is one of the most effective ways to reduce person to person transmission of COVID-19 because it serves as a barrier to prevent droplets from entering the air (known as source control). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there is emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that demonstrates cloth face masks reduce the spray of respiratory droplets. Cloth face masks are most effective at reducing the transmission of COVID-19 when they are widely used by the public and used in combination with other preventive measures, including physical distancing and proper hygiene practices. You should wear a face mask in all public settings, especially in indoor spaces where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
How do I Properly
Wear a Face Mask?

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering.
  • Put it over your nose and mouth, and secure it under your chin.
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.
  • Don’t put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead.
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands.
How Can I Make a Simple Face Mask?
Click here for more information from the CDC about how to make a face mask (sew and no sew info) or check out the video below where Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own simple face mask in a few easy steps.
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