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Manitowoc requiring face coverings in city-owned facilities beginning Monday

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 12:12:30-04

MANITOWOC (NBC 26) -- A new face mask ordinance will take effect in Manitowoc starting Monday, July 27, according to a news release from the Manitowoc mayor's office.

Face coverings will now be required in city-owned facilities. This includes city hall, senior center, police station, fire stations, Rahr-West Art Museum, wastewater treatment facility, Department of Public Infrastructure shop on Viebahn Street, and the Evergreen Cemetery building (not required while outside).

Farmers Market vendors are required to wear a mask. Patrons are not, the news release says.

The Manitowoc Public Library is also listed in this requirement, but the news release also says the Library Board is discussing this policy at their board meeting on Monday, July 27th and the recommendation is to implement this policy for the library effective Monday, August 3rd.

Masks are NOT required for children under 2 years old. They're also not required in parks and outdoor spaces.

Masks are also NOT required at the mini golf course, Lincoln Park Zoo, Evergreen Cemetery (outside), and city owned buildings/property that have a private agreement, such as Marina, Carferry, MAVCB, Rollaire.

During the August 11th primary, a statement from the mayor says the city cannot legally require people coming into city facilities to wear a mask while voting.

Read the full statement from the mayor below: