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Proposed ordinance would require face masks in Milwaukee public spaces

Video Credit: TODAY’S TMJ4
Published on June 30, 2020 - Duration: 01:32s

Proposed ordinance would require face masks in Milwaukee public spaces

Face masks would be required in all Milwaukee public spaces under a new ordinance proposed Tuesday by Milwaukee Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic.

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Proposed ordinance would require face masks in Milwaukee public spaces

RIGHT NOW AT FIVE... MASKMANDATE?: THE CITY OFMILWAUKEE IS CONSIDERINGMAKING YOU WEAR A FACE MASKWHEN YOU'RE OUT IN PUBLIC.THIS EFFORT COMES AS MILWAUKEEPREPARES TO FURTHER RELAXRESTRICTIONS ON BARS ANDRESTAURANTS.REBECCA KLOPF ISLIVE TO EXPLAIN JUST WHERETHIS PUSH IS COMING FROM.REBECCA:STEVE AND CAROLE- THERE ARE AFEW DIFFERENT PEOPLE ANDGROUPS PUSHING FOR MASKS INTHE MILWAUKEE AND THATINCLUDIES BUSINESSES.THE LATEST EFFORT COMES FROMALDERWOMAN MARINADIMITRIJEVIC.

SHE WANTSMILWAUKEE TO PASS AN ORDINANCETO REQUIRE THAT MIMICS LOSANGLES- WHERE MASKS WOULD BEREQUIRED IF YOU LEFT YOURHOUSE OR BUSINESS.SHE SAYS THEPUSH IS COMING IN PART FROMCOMPANIES IN HER DISTRICT THATWANT MASKS REQUIREMENTS.70MILWAUKEE BUSINESSES WROTE ALETTER TO THE MAYOR AND COMMONCOUNCIL ASKING TO MAKE MASKSMANDATORY.

THE MAYOR SAYS HEALSO WANTS A MASK POLICY INMILWAUKEE AND FEELS LIKE ITNEEDS TO HAPPEN SINCE SOUTHERNSTATES LIKE FLORIDA, ARIZONAAND TEXAS ARE SEEING SPIKES.41:30 (("We know people don'twant to be inside.

So we haveto take steps knowing they aregoing to be out in public.What can we do and what canthey do not only for their ownhealth but the health ofothers."))THE NEW MASK ORDINANCE IS SETTO BE RELEASED TO THETOMORROW.

THE PUBLIC WILL HAVEA CHANCE TO WEIGH IN ON ITTHURSDAY MORNING AT 9 AM AT APUBLIC HEARING AT CITY HALL.REPORTING LIVE REBECCA KLOPFTMJ4 NEWS.

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