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FDL County Sheriff Issues Press Release Regarding Mask Mandate


The following statement was issued Thursday evening by Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt:

"Good evening everyone.  We have been receiving many inquiries about whether or not our Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing Governor Evers’ “mask mandate.”  The simple answer is “no,” and for many reasons.  We do not have the resources or the time to respond to complaints about people not wearing masks, and there are many legitimate reasons that people cannot safely wear masks, among other concerns I have with the order.  

Please do not contact the Fond du Lac County Communications Center to report people not wearing masks, as they, too, are very busy handling urgent law enforcement, EMS, and fire related calls.  We do ask that everyone respect each other’s individual decision whether or not to wear a mask, make your own decision to wear or not wear a mask based on personal health concerns and concerns for others around you, and respect all private businesses that require masks on their property.  Private businesses do reserve the right to uphold the mandate on their property.  

We recognize that Covid-19 is a legitimate public health concern, but I respect your individual freedom to decide how you protect yourself.  As with any virus, we encourage you to stay home if ill, cover your coughs and sneezes, distance yourself from others around you in public, wash your hands often, and wear a mask when you deem appropriate or when on the private property of others who are asking you wear a mask." 

Stay safe and well,
Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt

Comments 14
Duane Schneider commented on 31-Jul-2020 09:07 AM3 out of 5 stars
Thank you Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt
Sic semper tyrannis commented on 31-Jul-2020 09:51 AM3 out of 5 stars
You have my vote!
Peter commented on 31-Jul-2020 10:35 AM3 out of 5 stars
The sheriff’s and all policemen’s job is to protect and serve. It sounds and if they don’t want to do either. Perhaps it is time to step down if you are not willing to do your job
mike cardarelle commented on 31-Jul-2020 10:52 AM4 out of 5 stars
I am sure this will be deleted as this site is famous for doing so,,but Peter,you are 100% right. With spikes going on, the Covidiots are at it again!! WEAR A MASK DUMMIES!!
Yikes commented on 31-Jul-2020 10:56 AM3 out of 5 stars
A lot of the same people who want to defund the police are the ones who want mandated masks. Ironically, they are upset by the lack of police response
Anonymous commented on 31-Jul-2020 11:20 AM3 out of 5 stars
Mr. Cardarelle, typically the only comments that get deleted are those comments that are just deemed senseless or sophomoric in nature. Don't make dumb comments, they won't get deleted. Pretty simple.

Billy begmeister commented on 31-Jul-2020 11:49 AM3 out of 5 stars
Its hard for most of FDL citizens not to make dumb comments.
Anonymous commented on 31-Jul-2020 12:33 PM3 out of 5 stars
Covidiots are people who want to force others to wear a mask. Go live in China if you want to live in government control!!
Anonymous commented on 31-Jul-2020 12:55 PM3 out of 5 stars
Gee by now most of us were supposed to be dead anyway. Guess life will go on. For me- no mask
Anonymous commented on 31-Jul-2020 02:05 PM3 out of 5 stars
You don't have to wear a mask...you can stay home and keep it off. You are free to do so.

You are told to wear a seat-belt when you drive yet I haven't seen a single post anywhere of anyone complaining about their right to be free in their own car.

the choice is simple, put your mask on or stay home....buckle up or don't get on the road.
vote Red commented on 31-Jul-2020 03:35 PM3 out of 5 stars
I agree, go live in China if you want government control. You really want that? Think of all the lives that were sacrificed for our freedom that will now be in jeopardy. Be careful of your decision.
No mas (k) commented on 31-Jul-2020 04:30 PM3 out of 5 stars
How many have been killed in FDL County recently not wearing a seatbelt?
Several. So you could not magically force them to wear a seatbelt despite a law. Despite your "logic".
Just like you can't force me to wear a mask. Describe how you will force me to stay home.

I'm waiting....
tired of the old garbage commented on 31-Jul-2020 04:58 PM3 out of 5 stars
Government control is here already, masks are one example.
Anonymous commented on 03-Aug-2020 07:08 PM3 out of 5 stars
Please, please,please respect each other!!! Their are many loving people on both sides of this.

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