The Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer says she’s glad Governor Tony Evers has extended Wisconsin’s mask mandate. The governor has extended the mandate until November 21, citing a surge in coronavirus cases across the state, particularly on college campuses. Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says wearing a mask reduces the risk of getting COVID. “That is the best news. It is only what we could have hoped for,” Mueller told WFDL news. Mueller says the mandate will also help with the flu season right around the corner. The order has been in effect since August and was scheduled to expire Monday. Wisconsin’s COVID-19 cases have been soaring and the state now ranks third in the country for new cases per capita. A month ago Wisconsin ranked 26th. Evers’ order requires everyone age five and older to wear a mask while ondoors, except at home.