Gov. Evers extends health emergency until January

Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 1:51 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - Gov. Tony Evers says he’ll be reissuing Emergency Order No. 1 requiring face coverings. The mask mandate was issued Sept. 22 and set to expire Nov. 21.

Wednesday, Gov. Evers said a public health emergency will be extended until January.

The news comes as the state saw a record 92 deaths Tuesday.

The state’s 7-day average for daily cases is now around 6,400.

Experts predict if Wisconsin continues on this trajectory, 5,000 will lose their lives to COVID-19 by January.

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