Wednesday, July 22, 2020

GET ME REWRITE: 5 white guys don't get their way on the Green Bay Common Council

Photo credits:  Green Bay Common Council

Green Bay City Council approves face covering requirement for buildings open to public.  (Green Bay Press Gazette, 7/22/2020)
Officials passed the measure 7-5 after a contentious debate over the government's role in managing the coronavirus pandemic that has infected nearly 3,600 people in Brown County. The new rule goes into effect Monday.

Gentlemen, it may have looked as though Brown County, of which Green Bay comprises 40% of the population, was starting to flatten the curve from mid-May to mid-June, but that's clearly no longer the case.

Source above and below:  Wisconsin Department of Human Services

In addition, Brown County ranks 3rd among Wisconsin's 72 counties in highest COVID-19 positive test rate per 100,000 persons.

Related reading:
Brown County committee proposes possible mask ordinances.  (Fox11 News, 7/23/2020) 

Brown County's Human Services Committee voted to draft three ordinances and a resolution to bring to the full board of supervisors. They will then decide which may suit best. 
The suggested ordinances are: to require face masks when leaving your home or hosting mass gatherings at home, mandatory masks at essential businesses, or requires masks on county owned property. 
There is also a resolution to just encourage essential businesses to require masks.

Related posts:

Wisconsin COVID-19 cases mapped and graphed.  (updated daily)
Grant County Board of Supervisors engages in government malpractice.  (7/21/2020)
Clark County, Wisconsin: "A lot of people are very scared of the virus, for good reasons."  (7/16/2020)
Dear Wood County residents, It's not a time for complacency.  Best, Retiring Guy.  (7/11/2020)
In one week, Pepin County Wisconsin went from a 13.8 to 206.6 positive Covid test rate per 100,000 people.  (7/13/2020)
Wisconsin counties with the highest and lowest COVID-19 positive test rates per 100,000 people.  (7/5/2020)

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