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 Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC updates its … [Read more...] about MPS revises mask policy for the 2022–23 school year
Beginning April 18, 2022, masks will no longer be required for students and staff in Milwaukee Public Schools and buildings. The wearing of masks will be optional at all MPS locations. The decision was made on March 24, 2022, during the regular monthly meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. Discussion included analysis of current trends of COVID-19 and … [Read more...] about MPS shifts to mask-optional policy beginning April 18, 2022
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...] about How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet
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...] about COVID-19 and vaccinations – help is on the way!
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 continue to learn … [Read more...] about MASK UP: Protect yourself and others by “Masking Up” properly
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 care workers, people have been creative by making their … [Read more...] about Should you sterilize your facemask in the microwave?
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 Tom Barrett’s desk for his … [Read more...] about Milwaukee Common Council approves mask mandate, Mayor signs ordinance into effect
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 yet-to-be-scheduled … [Read more...] about What is and isn’t in Milwaukee’s mask mandate
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 an everyday … [Read more...] about Is wearing a face mask bad for your immune system?
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 … [Read more...] about MHSI receives gift of 3,500 surgical masks from the Taiwanese government