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Evers issues new emergency order, extends face coverings mandate

by | Nov 23, 2020 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue | 0 comments

As the Wisconsin Supreme Court continues to mull over a challenge to the governor’s power to issue emergency orders, Gov. Tony Evers issued a new emergency declaration on Friday (11/20) and an accompanying statewide face coverings mandate.  This new order will continue through Jan. 19.

The move came as an existing emergency order and face coverings mandate was about to expire and as the governor’s previous emergency order and face coverings order is before the the state Supreme Court following a challenge backed by Republican legislative leaders that contends the governor’s authority to issue emergency declarations is limited to a single, one-time, 60-day long order, unless extended by the Legislature.

Read the order declaring a public health emergency (Executive Order #95).
Read
the order extending the face coverings mandate (Emergency Order #1).

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