Milwaukee to become second Wisconsin city to require face coverings
Common council passes ordinance; Madison was first
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wearing a face covering to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus may be mandatory soon in Wisconsin’s largest city.
The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday requiring masks in public spaces.
The council also unanimously adopted a separate proposal to provide free masks to city residents, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Anyone age 3 and older would have to wear a face covering in buildings that are open to the public, as well as any outdoor public space when it’s not possible to stay 6 feet away from people.
There are exceptions for medical conditions or religious reasons.
Last week, Public Health Madison and Dane County issued an order requiring masks indoors that took effect Monday.
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