News Release

Barron County Public Health strongly recommends that everyone continue to wear masks or face-coverings.

This recommendation applies to everyone within Barron County including schools, daycares, businesses, government facilities, churches, healthcare, etc.

Today, March 31, the order that required masks be worn, was overturned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. This means that the mask mandate in no longer in effect. It is important to remember that this decision was a legal decision about the way the orders were made. This is not a scientific decision or debate on the effectiveness of masks. Research shows that masks and face-coverings do help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Public Health strongly recommends that all of our local schools, business, churches and other organizations keep their mask mandates in place.

It has been proven by many studies that practices like, social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing are effective in keeping our communities healthy and safe. We ask that everyone continue to do their part in keeping our family, friends and neighbors safe and mask up.


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