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Supervisors Jeff Weigand of Marshall and Tim Rockwell of Sun Prairie recently announced they will be holding a public hearing on Dane County’s Mask Mandate at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at the Town of Berry Town Hall, which is located at 9046 Hwy. 19 in Mazomanie.

Weigand and Rockwell said they believe the citizens of Dane County deserve a forum to express their thoughts on this public policy issue. Whether one supports or opposes the mask mandates, the people should have the right to share their thoughts with Dane County’s elected officials. For the first time, this hearing will allow them to do so.

“Since being elected to the County Board, we have had countless conversations with residents from all over Dane County, and across the political spectrum, who have expressed frustration with the lack of transparency coming from Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC),” the supervisors said in a press release.

“PHMDC is quick to share statistics about the total number of COVID cases or total number of people opting to get vaccinated; yet they are unwilling or unable to share statistics with the public on the effectiveness of mask mandates, what specific goals need to be achieved to end the mask mandate or how they balance their data and goals with the societal impact of long-standing face covering requirements,” the supervisors added.

Dane County residents are encouraged to attend the hearing and share how the mandates have impacted their families, businesses, and schools. Residents are also encouraged to submit unanswered questions that they have about the mask mandate.

Questions will be collected and formally submitted to the Board of Public Health Madison and Dane County.

Qestions about the hearing should be directed by e-mail to Weigand.Jeff@countyofdane.com or Rockwell.Tim@countyofdane.com.

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