from the Blaze:
Wisconsin state employees required to wear masks even when they’re home in virtual meetings
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has taken face mask requirements to a new level, mandating that employees wear the masks even if they’re at home on virtual meetings, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
This department rule is not backed up by any public health guidance, department officials openly admit that the purpose is to virtue signal that masks are important and the department takes them seriously. From the Journal Sentinel:
Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole reminded employees in a July 31 email that Gov. Tony Evers’ mask order was going into effect the next day. That means every DNR employee must wear a mask while in a DNR facility, noted Cole, an appointee of the Democratic governor.
“Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff,” Cole told his employees. “Set the safety example which shows you as a DNR public service employee care about the safety and health of others.”