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Posted on: May 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Village of Shorewood's Face Covering Ordinance Expires


The Village Board decided to end the face covering ordinance Monday evening (May 17).  This decision was based on the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that says fully vaccinated people don't need to be masked in a majority of indoors and outdoor locations.  

The Village Board strongly encourages community members and visitors to follow the new CDC recommendations and guidelines cited at   Per Library Board policy, face coverings are required to be worn by all visitors over the age of four while visiting the Shorewood Public Library.  For more information on the Shorewood Public Library policy, go to  We especially want to be cognizant of those children and any other populations not yet able to receive vaccinations and do our part to keep them safe.  This may include wearing a mask if you have not yet been vaccinated or wearing a mask to comply with guidance in a work, business or community setting.  In addition, the Village encourages anyone who does not feel safe under the new guidelines to continue wearing a face covering until the situation changes.  

If there are any changes in the CDC recommendations and guidelines or if COVID cases or trends change, the Village Board will reconsider the face covering ordinance and other measures to keep the community safe. We need to keep supporting each other as we move beyond this unprecedented crisis.  Thank you to all community members for responding to this crisis in a responsible manner.

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