Face Mask Mandate Archives

Mask mandate reinstated on Milwaukee County buses

October 27, 2022

On Sept. 30, the county allowed buses to become mask optional. Two weeks later masks returned. Masks are back on Milwaukee County buses. The county announced the mandate on Friday, October 14, 2022, after the COVID-19 community level rose back into the “medium” category from “low.” On Sept. 30, the county had announced that masks… [Read More]

MPS revises mask policy for the 2022–23 school year

August 4, 2022

As the new school year approaches, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has revised its policy for wearing masks in schools. The district will continue to require masks to be worn at all schools, sites, and activities when the community level in Milwaukee County is rated in the High category as determined by the Centers for Disease… [Read More]

MPS reinstates face mask mandate

April 21, 2022

Face masks were optional at Milwaukee Public Schools for one full school day. The school district announced Tuesday April 19, 2022, that masks will once again be mandatory for students and staff in all district buildings. The policy took effect Wednesday, April 20, 2022 . In a news release, the district said the decision was… [Read More]

Major airlines drop mask mandate after federal judge rules against it

April 21, 2022

Just hours after a Florida judge struck down a federal mask mandate on planes and other forms of public transportation, major airlines announced Monday, Aprl 18, 2022, that they will no longer require face coverings on domestic flights. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will also stop enforcing the mandate for now: A Biden administration… [Read More]

Milwaukee Common Council approves mask mandate, Mayor signs ordinance into effect

July 16, 2020

Mandate would require face masks indoors and outdoors if you’re within 6 feet of another person The full Milwaukee Common Council voted 15-0 Monday, July 13, 2020 to approve Milwaukee’s proposed mask mandate ordinance — passed by the Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee Thursday, July 9. It now heads to Milwaukee Mayor… [Read More]

What is and isn’t in Milwaukee’s mask mandate

July 9, 2020

Specific details are now available on Milwaukee’s proposed mask ordinance. The proposal would require individuals over the age of one to wear masks both indoors and outdoors when they leave home, with limited exceptions. Scheduled to be introduced Tuesday, July 7, 2020, by Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, the proposal is expected to be reviewed during a… [Read More]