As there are questions about local mask ordinances, the City of Eau Claire is planning a forum to address some of the questions.
On the state level, a state-wide face covering requirement, newly issued by Governor Evers on January 19, 2021, may be overturned by a joint resolution of the state legislature or by action of the State Supreme Court in a pending case. Currently a national order exists specific to federal properties.
Here locally, the proposed ordinance will take effect only in the event that a state-wide face covering requirement no longer exists, and has been modified to reflect that change since the first reading. The proposed ordinance includes language that it will end on June 30, 2021, unless repealed earlier through City Council action.
Proposed legislation would require the use of masks by individuals, and require buildings with public access to post signage requiring the use of masks in indoor spaces. The Eau Claire City Council will be addressing a proposed mask ordinance at a special meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4 p.m. and seeks the input of the public before Tuesday’s meeting.