Can I ask students to wear masks while in a class, lab, instructional environment or office?

March 21, 2022

Yes, instructors and academic support staff can ask students to wear masks while in class or participating in some UWM event. However, instructors cannot require students to wear masks and cannot prevent unmasked students from participating in UWM instructional or extra-curricular activities.

Instructors and staff may post university-provided signs requesting that masks be worn in a classroom or office. Updated signage can be downloaded from the COVID-19 site.

Masks may still be required for instructional activities that are connected to or governed by third-party requirements (e.g., health care training programs).