Dane County reissues indoor mask mandate amid COVID case surge

DANE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Health officials in Dane County issued an indoor mask mandate effective Thursday, Aug. 19, citing a rising case in COVID-19 cases. 

According to a release, the mandate applies to anyone ages 2 and older. 

“We still believe vaccines are our best tool to protect our community,” said Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County. “But as cases continue to increase, requiring face coverings is an easy added layer of protection to further help keep people safe, including our youngest children not yet eligible to be vaccinated.”

It will expire Sept. 16. 

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