UWM is planning to return to a more regular college experience in the Fall 2021 semester, including in-person classes and campus-wide activities. Safety protocols for the fall semester (for example, wearing masks) are being considered and will be implemented if deemed necessary by UWM leadership, UW System and the city and state health departments. While the City of Milwaukee and UW System currently mandate wearing masks, it is too early to know whether a mandate will be in effect in September.
Regardless, individuals can wear masks even if there are no requirements for face coverings in the future. By the time the fall semester begins, UWM hopes that the vast majority of staff and students will have been vaccinated for COVID-19, thus greatly increasing the safety for all those on campus and in the community.