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As of June 1, 2021, the Moving Milwaukee Forward Health Order has expired along with the requirements of the existing Milwaukee mask ordinance.


What does this mean for you?

Per CDC guidance, due to the transmissible nature of the Delta variant, masks are strongly encouraged for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor settings. Masks are not currently mandated by the Milwaukee Health Department, but many businesses and buildings still require masking. Learn more about the changes on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The best way to stop the community spread of COVID-19 is to take preventative action to protect yourself and others:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Vaccines are safe and readily available at walk-in clinics throughout the community for anyone over the age of 12 years old.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others, and stay at least 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces, and improve ventilation whenever possible.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
Covid-19 Vaccine

Everyone 12 years and older is eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn more and view walk-in clinics.

If you live in the City of Milwaukee and have questions, please call the MHD COVID-19 Hotline at (414) 286-6800.

If you do not live in the City of Milwaukee, please call 844-684-1064.

If you lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Card, you can access your own immunization record in the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) at: 
Public Immunization Record Access  See also: WIR Parent Brochure

Review your symptoms

Use the CDC’s self-checker to help make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding COVID-19.

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Call first about testing

Call your healthcare provider or call the Covid Hotline at (414) 286-6800 if you have symptoms to determine if you need a test.

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Wash for 20 seconds

Wash hands often with soap and water – 20 seconds or longer (or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).

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Practice social distancing

If you are around other people, keep 6 feet away. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters. 

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Current Situation in Milwaukee, WI

The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of September 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., there are 78,260 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 671 deaths in the city of Milwaukee.