Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing on COVID-19 for July 30

On July 30, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services along with other state officials held a media briefing on COVID-19. Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding order. Executive Order #82 declaring a public health emergency is available here and Emergency Order #1 requiring face coverings statewide is available here

Today’s speakers included:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases  
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor