The City of Milwaukee Health Department made revisions to its COVID-19 Public Health Plan and Order 4.2 which went into effect today, Oct. 29. The new 4.2 order continues to allow for institutions of higher education to implement and adhere to individual plans. Marquette’s Recovery Plan was approved by the City of Milwaukee Health Department, which was developed in accordance with medical and government guidelines.
Under the previous City of Milwaukee Health Department’s 4.1 Order, indoor and outdoor gathering limits were no more than 250 persons or less based on additional criteria per CDC guidance. We want to communicate key updates of the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s 4.2 Order that will affect university events, indoor and outdoor and gatherings and the entire city, which require appropriate physical distancing and the wearing of masks; including:
- Indoor events or gatherings are limited to 10 people (in addition to any employees or contractors required to operate the event).
- Outdoor events or gatherings are limited to 25 people (in addition to any employees or contractors required to operate the event).
- Religious and political events are subject to gathering limits of 100 people who are required to be seated.
As allowed under the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s 4.2 Order and consistent with Marquette’s approved plan, in-person instruction, critical research and essential functions as determined by the institution remain in place in accordance with physical distancing to the extent possible and Protective Measure Requirements. Order 4.2 also continues to allow for operation of clinical services, child care and fitness centers per certain guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In addition, Order 4.2 continues to allow for institution of higher education facilities to be used for Essential Government Functions; as such the Alumni Memorial Union will serve as a polling location for the upcoming Nov. 3 Election.