West Allis Ald. Angelito Tenorio
Press Release

Statement on Failure to Pass West Allis Mask Mandate

Angelito Tenorio, Alderman for the 1st District introduced the ordinance; says even though the mask mandate failed, he hopes people continue to wear masks and get vaccinated

By - Apr 8th, 2021 07:29 am

West Allis, WI — On Wednesday night, the City of West Allis Common Council decided to deny an ordinance requiring face coverings in indoor public spaces by postponing it indefinitely with a vote of 7-2. 1st District Alderman Angelito Tenorio introduced the ordinance. As COVID-19 continues to surge, Alderman Tenorio hoped that passing a mask mandate in West Allis would be one key measure to help fight and defeat this pandemic. He is disappointed by the final result.

“As a local elected official, my goal is to protect the wellbeing and to promote the safety and health of the people in our West Allis community. I believe in following the science and the guidance of our public health experts. I’m disappointed that my colleagues on the Common Council decided to shut down this ordinance. It’s unfortunate that simple, effective tools like masks have become so politicized and controversial.

Moving forward, as we’re getting closer to the end of the pandemic, we must continue to get people vaccinated, maintain social distancing, keep up with proper sanitation, and wear masks. By following public health guidelines, we can and will save lives. My hope is that we beat this pandemic together.”

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