Face Masks Archives

How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet

April 22, 2021

By: Laura Parker Personal protective equipment is made of plastic and isn’t recyclable. Now it’s being found everywhere on earth, including the oceans. The solution isn’t complicated: Throw them away. Earth Day has revealed a new problem this year, according to National Geographic Magazine: discarded face masks are multiplying at an alarming rate, clogging landfills,… [Read More]

COVID-19 and vaccinations – help is on the way!

January 28, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Lately we’re hearing a lot about ‘COVID-19 fatigue’, where people are letting their guards down with social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands frequently, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines (CDC). Perhaps it can be compared to the ‘cabin fever’… [Read More]

MASK UP: Protect yourself and others by “Masking Up” properly

November 12, 2020

By Sandra Millon Underwood PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing By now we’ve all gotten the message that wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic is important, but it’s also important to ‘mask up’ correctly so that you are properly protected and you are protecting those around you. While scientists and the medical community… [Read More]

Should you sterilize your facemask in the microwave?

July 23, 2020

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and now local and state governments have recommended that people wear a face mask if they are in any public setting, more and more people have been wearing them. Since masks such as N-95 respirators have been in short supply and mostly only available to health… [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]

Is wearing a face mask bad for your immune system?

July 9, 2020

Right now, wearing a mask has become necessary during the coronavirus pandemic. Infectious disease experts agree that when combined with social distancing, eye protection, and frequent hand washing, facial coverings can slow the spread of the virus. Now, from made-at-home cloth masks to more rigid N95 masks, people are out and about making facial coverings… [Read More]

MHSI receives gift of 3,500 surgical masks from the Taiwanese government

June 11, 2020

On June 8, 2020, on behalf of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago Director General Eric Huang who represents the Taiwanese Government in the Midwest; Congresswoman Gwen Moore; Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Dr. Darrell L. Williams (right); presented Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aronica Williams (left) with 3,500 surgical masks…. [Read More]

St. Ann Center helps Milwaukee Mask-Up!

May 21, 2020

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave., doubled as a mini mask-making factory on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Staff members joined forces to make 700 masks, addressing the urgent need to stem the spread of COVID-19. Staffers volunteered as part of the MaskUpMke challenge to create 3.5 million homemade non-surgical masks… [Read More]

The mask’s role after COVID 19

April 30, 2020

The USA has been on lockdown for the past few months. The country has been in the grip of the COVID 19 pandemic. Businesses have been required to close along with schools and public parks. Social distancing has become the norm in the USA. Many states are planning on opening up in May or June…. [Read More]