APPLETON (NBC 26) -- Starting July 14th, people will be required to wear face masks in all city owned or operated buildings, the city of Appleton announced Thursday. The new rule is to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The city says anyone moving through or conducting business in an indoor public common area of a City of Appleton owned or operated facility must wear a face covering.
According to a news release from the city, any visitor to a City of Appleton owned or operated facility who does not have a face covering will be provided with one. Anyone who refuses to wear a face covering will be asked to leave.
City employees, with the exception of public safety employees when impractical or inappropriate, will be required to wear a face covering when interacting with residents at their homes, work sites, and/or businesses.
City employees will not be required to wear face coverings when interacting with customers when separated by a plexiglass/glass barrier.
There are now 255 confirmed coronavirus cases in Appleton, with 95 active cases. 156 cases are out of isolation and four deaths related to coronavirus have been reported in the city.