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Green Bay indoor mask ordinance begins July 27

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 23:36:32-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) -- After a contentious virtual city council meeting ended in a 7-5 vote, Green Bay's indoor mask requirement goes in to effect Monday, July 27.

Here's what you need to know:

Masks are required in any public building in the city of Green Bay for anyone above the age of five without a medical exemption, mental health condition or other disability that does not allow them to wear a mask.

This includes restaurants, bars, and gyms.

Masks are not required when explicitly eating, drinking, exercising, or communicating with people that are deaf or hard of hearing.

According to the Green Bay Police Department, the responsibility of enforcing this ordinance will be on building managers and business owners by asking customers and patrons to wear masks.

If people refuse to comply, they may be issued a citation and $10 fine. If businesses fail to enforce, they could have their licenses revoked.

This mandate runs until the city's emergency coronavirus declaration expires on August 19 at 5 p.m. That could be extended.

This could also be overruled if Brown County passes a more expansive mask mandate at their upcomming council meeting on Tuesday, July 28.