Executive Order #82 declaring a public health emergency is available here and Emergency Order #1 requiring face coverings statewide is available here. The new order also applies to outdoor bars and restaurants, except when people are eating or drinking.
Anyone who violates the order is subject to a $200 fine. It is scheduled to run until September 28. The Wisconsin Supreme Court in May tossed out an order from Evers' health secretary closing most nonessential businesses.
"There are certainly constitutional questions here", Vos said.
"I am calling on Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to immediately call the Legislature back into session to pass a joint resolution ending Governor Evers' new illegal and unnecessary emergency declaration". He directed people with complaints to the Governor's Office, Wisconsin Department of Health Services or local health department. Esenberg stopped short of promising a lawsuit, saying he was reviewing it. "There are at least 20 exemptions to wearing masks and I am not prepared to have deputies detain law abiding citizens in an effort to determine if citizens fit into one of the subjective exemptions", Sheriff Martin R. Schulteis said on Facebook. "It's risky political business and risky health business".
People donned in masks is understandably an issue for bankers, and for that reason Wisconsin Bankers Association president/CEO Rose Oswald Poels explained in a release Thursday that banks across the state may be issuing new rules.
That ruling determined the health secretary overstepped her authority with the "safer at home" order.
The state's high court was controlled 5-2 by conservatives when it struck down the earlier order on a split 4-3 decision.
The Supreme Court will soon, however, go from a 5-2 majority to a 4-3 one, when Jill Karofsky takes over August 1.
Evers had previously said he wouldn't issue such an order.
"The bottom line is we need to keep people safe and this is one way to do it", he said.
Numerous cities and counties across Wisconsin have already instituted mask mandates, including Milwaukee and Dane counties, Green Bay, Racine, Superior and Whitewater.
In June, 19 of Wisconsin's 72 counties were experiencing high COVID-19 activity. Wisconsin has the 28th-highest deaths in the country, and the 35th highest per capita at almost 16 deaths per 100,000 people. From July 15 to 21, there were an average of 890 new cases each day, a 16% increase from the previous week.
The virus, although still heavily concentrated in urban areas, is spreading to more rural counties that had largely avoided the disease.