Posted by Steve Lettau on Apr 07, 2021

From Mequon's Facebook Page

On Wednesday, March 31, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling to invalidate Governor Tony Evers’ Executive Order requiring that masks be worn in public. The ruling follows several extensions of an original mask mandate issued by the Governor that initially took effect in July of last year. With this development, it is now up to each business, organization and institution within the City of Mequon to determine whether masks will continue to be required into the foreseeable future. Masks will continue to be required for all individuals working in, utilizing or visiting City of Mequon facilities, until further notice.

Presently, the City is operating under a Declared Public Health Emergency that was originally enacted in March 2020 to protect the health and well-being of the community, and that has subsequently been extended until September 15, 2021. Given the current pace of vaccinations, and the overall decline in the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19, it is possible that this Emergency Order could be rescinded earlier than September 15 by action of the Mequon Common Council. Until such time, it is likely that the requirement to wear a face covering in all City buildings and facilities will remain in effect.