New mask mandate in Milwaukee

Face Mask On A Grey Background

The Milwaukee common council is approving an indoor mask mandate for Wisconsin’s most populated city.

The mandate will last through March 1, and acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson says he anticipates to sign the ordinance when it gets to his desk.

It will apply to any person over three years old who enters a building open to the public.

Individuals won’t be fined in this mask ordinance. “We are heavily focused on testing and vaccination efforts. So, at this time, we do not have the capacity to enforce it and we are going to be collecting information as calls come in, but that is the most we can do right now,” said Johnson.

If businesses don’t comply, they could get their license suspended or even pulled.