Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources Requires Employees to Wear Masks, Even During Teleconferences
Don’t want to catch the Rona through the computer
The Wisconsin government is is all in for mask theater to the extent that one agency is requiring employees to wear masks, even during teleconferences.
From the Kansas City Star:
In an email to employees sent out on July 31, the head of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources not only reminded employees of Gov. Tony Evers’ mask order going into effect on Aug. 1, he also said that every DNR employee must wear a mask … even while on a teleconference.
“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,” Preston Cole said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Set the safety example which shows you as a DNR public service employee care about the safety and health of others.”
Evers’ executive order said that face coverings are required to be worn whenever a person is in an enclosed space — other than a private residence.
DNR spokeswoman Megan Sheridan spoke with McClatchy News and said that employees wearing masks while video conferencing with external partners sets a good example during the pandemic.
“By wearing a mask while video conferencing with the general public, we visually remind folks that masking is an important part of navigating the business of natural resources during this tumultuous time,” Sheridan said.
“Sets a good example” of inanity, maybe. But ok.DONATE
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