We've seen a fair share of stupid and unconstitutional orders being put in place by state governors and city mayors across the country. By-and-large they have come from the Democratic leadership.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is taking things to another level.
He has already made a statewide mandate that people should wear masks when they go anywhere, but said that they're not required to wear them at home.
Well, that's only if you're not a government employee. Gov. Evers sent an email saying that they need to be wearing a mask even if they're on a Zoom call. Does he think it's going to be spread through the internet or something?
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.”
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.
This has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. The only thing that his being conveyed by wearing a mask at home is the idea that you're an idiot. It's just ridiculous.
But what would you expect from a Democratic governor?