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Face masks required for Wausau city employees

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -- Beginning August 3, all city employees working in a public spaces inside city buildings, not behind protective barriers, or who are working within six feet of another person for 15 minutes or more inside our city facilities will be required to wear a face covering.

Those spaces include public hallways, the council chamber, public meeting rooms and public restrooms.

"According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, COVID-19 activity in Marathon County is high," a press release from Mayor Katie Rosenberg said. "Cases have tripled over the last month alone. It’s past time those of us who serve the public take the lead on protecting each other and our community."

All city employees will be issued reusable cotton masks and instructions. Employees are also allowed to wear their own cloth face masks, disposable 3-ply or KN95 masks.

The policy does not require face covering for those working alone, behind barriers or those performing outdoor tasks.

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