Wisconsin governor to extend public health emergency into 2021, extend mask mandate

This image taken from video by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Photo: Wisconsin Department of Health Services via the AP. This image taken from video by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Madison, Wis.

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Updated: November 18, 2020 02:17 PM
Created: November 18, 2020 10:06 AM

Wednesday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said he is signing a new executive order and extending the state's face mask mandate.

Evers made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday.

According to ABC affiliate WISN-TV, Evers said he is signing a new executive order extending Wisconsin's public health emergency into 2021. That order, per WISN-TV, is now set to end in mid-January.

Evers also plans to extend the face mask mandate that was originally set to expire Saturday. A new order will be issued either Thursday or Friday.


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