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updated 9:05 PM UTC, Nov 25, 2020

Western Wisconsin Sheriff Not Enforcing Mask Mandate

  • Written by Tyler Bue
  • Published in News

A sheriff in western Wisconsin says he won’t be enforcing the state’s mask mandate, even though it was just extended into late January.

Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson says the governor’s emergency order doesn’t give his office the power to enforce the mask requirement. Semingson says he thinks most of the people in Trempealeau County do wear their masks, but he’s apparently not going to write them up if they don’t. The Trempealeau County Health department just issued new rules for face coverings – including a requirement that kids over the age of five wear one.

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