Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee re-issues "mask advisory" for indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status

Joe Mertens
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The Milwaukee Health Department recently announced that they will be issuing a "mask advisory" for indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. It was announced by Kirsten Johnson, the Milwaukee Health Commissioner.

The advisory states that the Milwaukee Health Department recommends that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status or previous COVID-19 infection, should wear a mask at all times while indoors in a public setting.

It's been several months since the last mask advisory was put into place, but the spread of the Delta variant remains a concern in the Milwaukee area, and with the newly discovered Omicron variant expected to hit the United States soon, officials say now is the time to re-issue the mask advisory.

The mask advisory is not a citywide mandate, which would require the approval of the Mayor and the Common Council.

"All masks should cover the nose and the mouth and rest snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face," the advisory states. "This advisory applies to all individuals in the city of Milwaukee over the age of two years who are able to medically tolerate wearing a mask."

Doctors continue to stress that vaccinations and booster shots are still the best way to fight the spread of the virus and the variants.

To see the full official advisory, click this link here:

So, what do you think of the decision to re-issue the mask advisory? When do you think the advisory will be over? Will the arrival of Omicron convince you to get the vaccine if you haven't already? Comment below and let me know!

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