Dane County is the first in Wisconsin to require the wearing of masks or face coverings. Public Health Madison and Dane County announced the order today which will go into effect at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 13th.
The order applies to everyone over the age of five. Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth in public settings like healthcare offices, while waiting on line, on public transportation and in businesses.
The Wisconsin Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19 deaths in four days. Officials today say there are nearly 500 new cases of coronavirus and nine new deaths confirmed today. There have been 805 Wisconsinites killed by the coronavirus.