On this episode of Rewind: Your Week in Review, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross discussed Governor Tony Evers defending not naming businesses hit by COVID-19. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reversed their plan to name businesses, workplaces, and schools with at least two COVID-19 cases. Gov. Evers says keeping names secret protects businesses, helps DHS monitor outbreaks, and protects the privacy of individuals. Business groups and Republican lawmakers opposed making the names public. "They had all kinds of issues about how they were going to count this, and it would be a red letter basically on the business if they put out this information, so it's just going to be a push back from the business community about that idea of using that information," JR Ross said. Evers also says there is no decision on extending the statewide face mask mandate which expires on September 28. "The mandate basically has been fairly popular. People who hate it, really, really hate it, but the polls have shown in part that people kind of like it," Ross said.
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