Evers tells state employees to mask up

MADISON — It didn’t take long for Gov. Tony Evers to push another round of mask mandates dressed as guidance amid rising COVID-19 cases.

“All employees should wear a mask in state buildings or while in a building on state business regardless of vaccination status,” advises the administration’s new safety guidance for all state employees. The mask directive goes into effect today.

Is the new Department of Administration directive going full Preston Cole? The wording of the document would seem to suggest so. Cole, Evers’ Department of Natural Resources secretary, demanded DNR employees wear masks “even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff.”

Cole made the demand in an email on July 31, 2020, just as Evers’ first statewide mask mandate was set to go into effect. The Wisconsin Supreme Court eventually struck down the Democrat’s perpetual mask orders, finding that Evers acted unlawfully.

There is concern the governor may try again to defy the third branch and issue new, broader public emergency orders as he has been quick to do over the run of the pandemic.

For now, it appears he’s extending his overreaching hands mostly into where he has authority/

State employees will be allowed a little breathing room. Team Evers says masks may be removed in closed spaces “like an office or  conference room where no other person is present.”

It is curious that the new guidance, which demands mask-wearing regardless of vaccinated status, takes great pains to define vaccinated status.

“Employees are considered vaccinated if it has been 2 weeks since they completed their vaccine series,” the document states.

Listen to more:


Explore More

  • Spotlight: Bill takes on troubled Parole Commission

    Wisconsin Spotlight January 26, 2023 Looking to improve transparency and efficiency at the state’s troubled Parole Commission, state Sen. Van…

  • Bill bans federal funding for EcoHealth Alliance

    By Brittany Bernstein, National Review Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R., PA) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would ban federal funding for…

  • Fiscal hawks demand fiscal reform for debt ceiling deal

    Empower Wisconsin Jan. 26, 2023 Fiscal hawks in the Senate reiterated their demands for fiscal reforms and spending cuts Tuesday…

  • Evers signals big spending ahead in State of the State

    Empower Wisconsin Jan. 25, 2023 By M.D. Kittle MADISON — In his fifth State of the State address Tuesday evening,…

  • Spotlight: Threats cloud conservative events

    Wisconsin Spotlight | Jan. 24, 2023 By M.D. Kittle MADISON — The organizers of a Milwaukee-area event on the dangers…

  • Poll: Majority of voters want congress to investigate Fauci

    Empower Wisconsin | Jan. 24, 2023 By M.D. Kittle MADISON — Dr. Anthony Fauci’s questionable work leading up to the…

4 responses to “Evers tells state employees to mask up”

  1. Jon Avatar
    Jon

    If this idiot and his race hustling side kick get re-elected, Wisconsinites deserves the filth coming for them. Wake up Wisconsin.

  2. Dave Avatar
    Dave

    Gotta say…(N)every never looked better than when he covers his face with a face diaper…

  3. Larry Anderson Avatar
    Larry Anderson

    Masks don’t work! If you want vaccine use, don’t make general statements about mask use for everyone.

  4. harold wilkes Avatar
    harold wilkes

    Fail, fail and fail again…we’d rather fail than see them win – liberal mantra

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *