De Pere council moves mask mandate forward
At a special meeting last night, the City of De Pere Common Council voted 5-3 in favor of implementing a city-wide face covering ordinance for public spaces.
The Common Council must approve the proposed ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 before it goes into effect. It would then become an official city-wide mandate upon publication.
The ordinance applies to anyone who is at least 5 years old.
Exceptions apply to individuals:
• With prohibitive disabilities or medical conditions
• Who are exercising at gyms
• Who are attending a place of worship
• Who are outdoors
The resolution establishing penalties for violations of the ordinance will be considered at the Common Council meeting on Aug. 4.
A complete overview of the proposed ordinance discussed at the July 28 special meeting is available for public review at, under the “Government” tab (click the “Meetings & Agendas” option).