Gov. Tony Evers has extended Wisconsin’s mask mandate until November 21, citing a surge in coronavirus cases across the state, particularly on college campuses.
The order has been in effect since August and was scheduled to expire on Monday.
Evers on Tuesday extended the order even as his authority to issue the mandate is being challenged by conservatives in court.
Wisconsin’s COVID-19 cases have been soaring and the state now ranks third in the country for new cases per capita. A month ago, Wisconsin ranked 26th.