Milwaukee council approves mandatory masks in public

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MILWAUKEE — Wearing a face covering to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be mandatory in Milwaukee under an ordinance approved Monday by the city council.

The council also unanimously adopted a separate proposal to provide free masks to city residents, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Anyone age 3 and older would have to wear a face-covering in buildings open to the public, as well as any outdoor public space when it’s not possible to stay six feet away from people.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has said he would sign the ordinance. An order requiring masks indoors in Dane County took effect on Monday.