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Dane County Emergency Order #8

Author: Jeff Dutton

Category: COVID-19

Due to the uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, Dane County, Wisconsin has rolled out Emergency Order #8 which goes into effect on Monday, July 13, 2020.  Along with the practice of social distancing, the following measures should be followed in reference to face coverings:

Face Coverings. - Every individual, age five (5) and older, in Dane County must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when:

  1. In any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present.
  2. Waiting in line to enter any indoor space.
  3. Driving or riding on public transportation or in a paratransit vehicle, a taxi, a private car service vehicle, a ride-sharing vehicle, or any other for hire vehicle.

Individuals may remove their face coverings under the following circumstances:

  1. While they are eating or drinking.
  2. When communicating with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and communication cannot be achieved through other means.
  3. While obtaining a service that requires the temporary removal of the face covering.
  4. When necessary to confirm the individual’s identity.
  5. When federal or state law prohibits wearing a face covering.

The following individuals are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering:

  1. Individuals for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by government safety guidelines.
  2. Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.

The Dane County order can be found here: https://www.publichealthmdc.com/documents/2020-07-07_Order_8.pdf 

Please stay safe in these challenging times. Show respect and kindness to each other to help weather the storm. 

About the Author

Jeff Dutton

Posted in: COVID-19

Posted by Jeff Dutton

Risk Control Consultant Jeff joined the Hausmann-Johnson safety team in 2020 and brings a wealth of experience in construction and manufacturing safety to his role. Prior to joining HJI, he was the Safety Director for H&H Group Holdings in Madison. Jeff’s passion for safety is tangible, and he likes to think outside the box to help clients develop strategic safety programs and keep their employees safe. Jeff has been affiliated with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin since 2005. He has been an active member of the ABC Safety Committee for 14 years, served on the Apprenticeship Advisory Committee for 10 years, and was appointed to the ABC Board of Directors for a three year term. He was also a member of the ABC National Diversity Committee. Additionally, Jeff has been a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Committee for the past four years. Jeff attended Keene State College in Keene, NH, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, and New England College in Henniker, NH. He is a fanatical cook and especially loves smoking meats and improving on the flavor of his creations. If he’s not cooking, he’s most likely out golfing or hunting on the weekends. Jeff is also an avid volunteer with organizations such as the Joe Butcher Blues Fest, Second Harvest Foodbank, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, and Agrace.

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