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A mask ordinance for the city of Milwaukee went into effect on January 22, 2022 and will remain in effect until March 1, 2022.


What does this mean for you?

Any person over 3 years old who enters a public building within the city of Milwaukee is required to wear a mask or face covering. Learn more about the changes on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Businesses in need of signage to inform customers of this ordiance can download and print a poster.

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 5 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 5 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 January 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., there are 140,944 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 991 deaths in the city of Milwaukee.