Tony Evers on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Evers issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases. "Many people are wearing masks already", Fitzgerald said in a statement. The order does not apply to people in their private homes. The order is enforceable for a fine of up to $ 200, although it is unclear how the application will work. Evers said he would welcome the Legislature meeting to address the pandemic, which it hasn't done since mid-April.
Evers had previously said he wouldn't issue such an order.
But Nolen said in an announcement that he believes Evers' executive order is an unlawful extension of his March 12 emergency declaration related to COVID-19. "We would overwhelm our resources, overwhelm our dispatch center", Sherrif Woebeking said. "It's risky political business and risky health business".
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has announced it will not enforce Governor Tony Evers' mandate requiring the wearing of masks, citing "a belief that this order is in violation of the Constitution which all deputies" have sworn an oath to uphold.
Vos did not say whether the Legislature would reconvene to kill the order.
State law gives the Legislature authority to revoke a governor's emergency order.
Superior's mask resolution went into effect on July 27 and requires masks be worn in most indoor public places, including public transportation. Democratic state Sen. Chris Larson, of Milwaukee, started a petition for a statewide mandate.
Anxious in regards to the financial fallout of the shutdown, Republicans requested the Supreme Court to dam the extension, arguing it required legislative approval. "You never know, it may never end up in the Supreme Court".
"Green County has responded well to the Mask Up Green County program spearheaded by the Green County Public Health Department".
This order supersedes a patchwork of local ordinances and orders that are less restrictive.
"This should make it a little more uniform and a little easier for individual counties".
The average number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 has drastically increased throughout July, with an average of 556 new cases each day between July 1-7, an average of 764 new cases each day between July 8-14 (a 37% increase from the previous week), an average of 890 new cases each day between July 15-21 (a 16% increase from the previous week), and an average of 938 new cases each day between July 22-26 (a 5% increase from the previous week). That death count is the 28th-highest in the country and the 35th highest per capita, at almost 16 deaths per 100,000 people.
The move comes when the average number of new cases has increased dramatically in the past four weeks and the state is experiencing significant community expansion.