Milwaukee’s COVID-19 health order and mask ordinance will expire June 1

Milwaukee’s COVID-19 health order will expire June 1 instead of June 15, city officials announced Tuesday.

With that, the city’s mask ordinance will also expire. 

The complete lifting of orders marks a significant shift in the city, where health orders were put in place early in the pandemic and the mask ordinance was instituted last summer.

Milwaukee’s changes come as other municipalities are also lifting their mask requirements following new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week. The CDC said Americans who have been fully vaccinated may forgo masks and social distancing outside and in most indoor settings.

Dane County is among those lifting requirements. Starting June 2, all public health orders in the state’s second-largest county will lift, including mask requirements and gathering limits, Public Health Madison & Dane County tweeted

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