HCN Department of Health facilities continue to require face masks

By Ardith Van Riper

     Face masks are still required for all patients, visitors, and employees in the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health clinics, health offices, and facilities.  The goal is to keep all safe from COVID and other airborne infectious diseases.

     On March 8, the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislate Branch announced an amendment to the Ho-Chunk Nation Face Covering Ordinance that face masks are not required for patrons, guests, or visitors.  Face masks are recommended for those individuals.  However, per that same amendment, employees must wear face masks.

     At the March 22 Regular Meeting, the Legislature reassessed the Face Covering Ordinance.  The recommendation was to include the Department of Health’s mask requirement.

     If conditions continue to improve, the Department of Health will revisit the face mask requirement and announce any changes.