Clark County officials have provided a new outlet for residents to report their concerns about violations of the state's new mask mandate.
Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #1, which requires face coverings in specified
situations, effective on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:01 am. Clark County officials have collaboratively developed an efficient way for citizens to report their concerns about violations of the face covering order. To report a concern, please visit the online reporting platform (https://www.clarkcountywi.com/eocomplaints) or visit the Clark County website at: https://www.clarkcountywi.com/.
If there is an immediate threat to safety such as an altercation or disturbance, please contact law enforcement directly, instead of reporting the concern on the online reporting platform.
Several other central Wisconsin counties are joining Clark County in creating a reporting system for mask violations.
Marathon and Portage Counties are setting up an online reporting system. Lincoln County is considering one as well. Health departments are taking the lead in trying to educate the public about the governor’s mask mandate. The health departments have stated that is the purpose of the reporting system, to educate not to punish.
Having these systems also helps reduce the burden on police departments, sheriff’s departments and county 911 systems from too many calls about the mask mandate.
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