Wisconsin Senate votes to kill mask mandate; Assembly to finish it off later this week

The Wisconsin Senate passed a resolution Tuesday that would kill the state’s mask mandate—a mandate put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. In order for the resolution to go into effect, the Wisconsin Assembly would need to pass it as well. The Assembly has indicated it will vote on the matter this Thursday.

The mask mandate requires Wisconsinites five years old or older to wear face coverings if they are in an enclosed space other than a private residence, and “if another person or persons who are not members of individual’s household or living unit are present in the same room or enclosed space.” Exceptions—like eating and drinking—are provided.

milwaukeerecord Wisconsin Senate votes to kill mask mandate; Assembly to finish it off later this week