Outagamie County to issue new face mask requirement

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 19:01:40-04

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY (NBC 26) — Beginning Thursday, a new face mask ordinance will take effect in Outagamie County.

The announcement from the county comes after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the statewide face mask mandate.

Outagamie County Public Health Officer/Manager, Natalie Vandeveld, will be issuing a Local Public Health Order on Thursday, April 1 requiring face coverings in portions of Outagamie County that fall within the Jurisdiction of Outagamie County Public Health. The order will take effect immediately in all areas of Outagamie County except the City of Appleton and the Oneida Nation, which have their own public health agencies.

Under the order, everyone 5 years of age and older will be required to wear a face covering when indoors or in enclosed spaces and around people who are not household members, with some limited exceptions.

Read the full statement from Outagamie County below: