MADISON, Wis. (WLIP & AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has issued a statewide mask order amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the state.
The governor on Thursday ordered the wearing of masks starting Saturday. The new emergency order goes into effect at 12:01 AM.
Evers says that there is enough evidence to show that masks will help mitigate the spread of the virus.
The state Assembly’s Republican speaker, Robin Vos, says he expects the mask order to face a legal challenge from “citizen groups,” but seemed to indicate any legal action wouldn’t come from him.
State Rep. Steve Nass called for a special legislative session in Madison to oppose the order. He called it “illegal and unnecessary”
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