Monroe County asks people to continue wearing masks after Supreme Court ruling

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) — Monroe County health officials are asking people to keep wearing masks, despite Wednesday’s ruling that Gov. Tony Evers could not mandate their use.

“We continue to see cases of COVID-19 and its variant strains in the state. Our goal is to continue to slow the spread and protect all individuals, especially those that are at increased risk for severe illness and prevent as many deaths as possible,” said the Monroe County Health Department in a statement.

The health department recommended people continue using face coverings, noting that they are one of the most important tools we have to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The department also reminded people to:

  • Stay home when sick or you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19
  • Practice good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Wear cloth face coverings/masks to protect others
  • Stay 6 feet apart
  • Avoid crowds and keep your social circle small
  • Get vaccinated