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Rock County to require masks in County facilities

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Rock County will begin requiring members of the public to wear face masks in all county facilities beginning Monday, July 20.

Rock County administrator Josh Smith made the announcement Thursday in a press release.

"The recommendations of the Public Health Department and feedback from the Reopen Rock Task Force are that businesses and employers should require face coverings for both staff and customers," Smith said. "In order to safeguard our staff and the clients we serve, Rock County's actions demonstrate a standard of practice now evident in nearly all organizations."

People who visit county facilities without a mask will be given a disposable mask before they can stay inside the building. Those who choose not to wear a mask will be given "alternative methods for receiving county services," the press release said.

Rock County said metrics tracked by its Public Health Department had seen a rise in positive test results for COVID-19 and hospitalizations.

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