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Door County issues emergency advisory requiring face masks in public

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 17:42:34-04

DOOR COUNTY (NBC 26) -- Door County Public Health has issued an emergency advisory requiring everyone 5 years of age or older to wear a face covering when in public.

Door County Public Health defines a public space as “businesses of any kind (retail, grocery, restaurants, bars, gas stations, etc.) health care settings, and public transportation.”

People are also being asked to wear a mask when they’re in someone else’s household.

“We do not take this advisory lightly. Scientific evidence shows that masks play an important role in reducing the spread of COVID-19,” a news release from Door County Public Health announcing the advisory says.

The advisory takes effect 8 a.m. Friday. Read the full advisory below:

There is no statewide face mask mandate in Wisconsin, though many municipalities and counties have issued their own advisories.