Public Health Madison & Dane County Releases New Orders Requiring Face Coverings


Today, Public Health Madison & Dane County released Order #8, which goes into effect on July 13, 2020 at 8:00am. See our news release for more information.

Per the order, people five years of age and older must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when in public, which includes in businesses, health care settings, waiting in line, and on public transportation.

Exceptions are made for certain activities such as eating at a restaurant, but during those activities, 6 feet distancing is required at all times. Some people are also exempted if they have a physical, mental, or developmental condition that prevents them from wearing a mask.

See our face covering page for information on how to make and care for a mask, how the order is enforced, frequently asked questions, and more. Note we'll be adding to the FAQs in the coming days.

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