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What’s next: Face mask virtue signalling?


First we had the exposure of a ‘fake’ chart promoting the success of using face masks to fight COVID-19 in Kansas. READ: Top state official caught using ‘doctored’ chart, data to push face mask mandate

Now we have face mask virtue signalling in Wisconsin. Apparently, some political appointees are requiring government bureaucrats wear facemasks on video conference meetings, even while they are home alone.

The Blaze explains:

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has taken face mask requirements to a new level, mandating that employees wear the masks even if they’re at home on virtual meetings, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

This department rule is not backed up by any public health guidance, department officials openly admit that the purpose is to virtue signal that masks are important and the department takes them seriously…

READ: Wisconsin state employees required to wear masks even when they’re home in virtual meetings

And the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal provided the actual email ordering the use of face masks while at home:

Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole reminded employees in a July 31 email that Gov. Tony Evers’ mask order was going into effect the next day. That means every DNR employee must wear a mask while in a DNR facility, noted Cole, an appointee of the Democratic governor.

“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,” Cole told his employees. “Set the safety example which shows you as a DNR public service employee care about the safety and health of others.”

READ: DNR tells employees to wear masks during Zoom calls, even when they are alone at home

They have taken concerns of a computer virus to the next level. If they think acting silly about face masks will help normal people take them seriously, they are sadly mistaken.

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