With local officials all over the state on the ballot next week, I would demand a definitive position from them before giving them your vote.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Officials in the Wood County area have no immediate plans to impose a local mask mandate.
Wood County Health Director Sue Kunferman said her office does not plan to issue a local emergency order requiring face coverings after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ended Gov. Tony Evers’s statewide mask mandate on Wednesday. The court’s conservative majority ruled 4-3 to block the governor from issuing further emergency orders on masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ruling requires Evers to seek approval from state Legislature on future mandates.
The court’s action does not prevent local governments from pursuing their own local health emergency orders.