Are we required to wear masks on campus?

June 9, 2021

Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings in UWM facilities or outdoors, according to UWM interim COVID-19 health and safety rules updated in June 2021. Individuals may choose to continue to wear masks for many reasons; UWM encourages everyone to be respectful of individuals’ personal decisions and medical privacy. 

All unvaccinated individuals, including UWM students, employees and members of the public, must continue to wear face coverings while in UWM facilities. In addition, unvaccinated employees are required to wear face coverings in other enclosed buildings while on UWM business. This policy is in effect moving forward. 

UWM updated its policy on face coverings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that it’s safe for those who are vaccinated to be indoors without wearing masks. Learn more about the CDC’s guidance on wearing face coverings. 

See also: UWM Interim COVID-Related Health and Safety Rules