Civics: “the County Board doesn’t have the power to end the mask mandate”

Emily Hamer:

The mask resolution, which was authored by conservative-leaning Sup. Jeff Weigand, 20th District, would urge Public Health Madison and Dane County director Janel Heinrich to pull back the masking order until the county gets more feedback on whether residents want the mandate in place.

It also seeks a public hearing on the mask order, an explanation from Heinrich to the County Board of the justification for it, and a consensus from both the County Board and public on whether the order should be in place.

Sup. Yogesh Chawla, 6th District, said he thinks next month’s meeting will be a good opportunity for Public Health to explain to residents why masking is an important way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Mandates and the Dane County Madison Public Health Department.