CDC, City of Milwaukee strongly recommend masks indoors due to high COVID-19 transmission

Masks are now strongly recommended indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status as Milwaukee County has moved into the CDC’s “high” level of COVID-19 community spread. The City of Milwaukee on Friday morning announced a mask advisory for the city that, in alignment with CDC guidance, strongly advises all individuals regardless of vaccination status or past COVID-19 infection to wear a well-fitting mask at all times in public indoor settings. 

The city’s mask advisory applies to all indoor venues. Please take this into account based on the nature of any Commencement activities you plan to attend. 

We continue to monitor the situation closely and consult with public health officials, medical experts and other stakeholders. 

Masks available on campus 

Disposable masks and non-medical grade N95 respirator masks are available at the AMU Information Desk and Raynor Memorial Libraries. Each college and residence hall also has a limited supply of masks to distribute. Additional information can be found on the masks FAQ page 

Help mitigate the spread 

The university is reminding all members of the campus community to follow Marquette’s COVID-19 precautions: 

  • Symptom screening and testing: Fill out your daily COVID Cheq symptom screener if you have COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate and get tested, regardless of your vaccination status or a previous infection. Weekly COVID-19 testing continues for students who have not uploaded proof of vaccination or booster.
  • Testing on and near campus: Symptomatic students and those who have been exposed/identified as close contacts, as well as faculty and staff who have been identified as close contacts due to an on-campus exposure can access free on-campus PCR testing by calling the MU Medical Clinic. PCR testing and at-home antigen tests are available at locations across the city, including at the Walgreens on campus.
  • Free at-home rapid antigen tests: You can order free COVID-19 tests from the federal government by visiting Currently, the U.S. Postal Service will deliver eight free rapid antigen tests to any household in the U.S. that wants them. 
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, self-disclose and isolate: Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should self-disclose and follow the university guidance on isolation and what else to do if you test positive. 
  • COVID-19 vaccination: The CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older get their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone aged 12 years and older also receive a booster. Staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccinations offers the highest level of protection for both you and our community. Over 95% of Marquette faculty, staff and students have uploaded proof of primary series vaccination, and over 85% of the campus community has uploaded proof of booster. 
  • Travel precautions: Travel anywhere outside one’s own community, domestically or internationally may increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation before traveling. It is recommended that travel be delayed if you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccination. 

Thank you for doing your part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.