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City of Racine Ordinance Sec. 54-35, Wear of Face Coverings, was sunsetted by the Racine Common Council on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, and is no longer in effect.

When to Wear a Mask

Wearing a face mask is an effective way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. While wearing a mask may not be required in all public places*, it is important to consider the local situation when determining whether to wear a mask. You should base this decision on personal and community factors such as:

  • Having certain health conditions or being immunocompromised.
  • Your COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • The type of event or activity and the number of people that will be present.
  • The amount of disease transmission in the community.
* Keep in mind that masks are still required in some places or settings (such as public transportation and healthcare facilities) and businesses or facilities may require employees and/or patrons to wear a mask. Adhere to posted rules and regulations.


The CDC has created a system called the COVID-19 Community Level to help inform  when masking and other actions should be used to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Mask guidance for the three Community Level categories is below; visit the Local Data page to see which category the City of Racine is currently in. Click to learn more about CDC Community Levels and mask guidance.


  • Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.


  • If you are immunocompromised or at high-risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you should wear a mask indoors in public.


  • Everyone should wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk. This includes in K-12 schools and other community settings.
  • If you are immunocompromised or at high-risk for severe illness, wear a mask or respirator that provides you with greater protection (N95 or KN95).

How to Get Masks

Free surgical masks are available from Fire Stations in the City of Racine:

  • Station 1 – 810 8th Street
  • Station 2 – 2430 Northwestern Avenue
  • Station 3 – 1107 Lombard Avenue
  • Station 4 – 3829 Washington Avenue
  • Station 5 – 2430 Blaine Avenue
  • Station 6 – 2101 16th Street

A limited supply of N95 masks has been made available by the Federal Government for free pick-up at pharmacies and health centers. Call first to determine availability. Racine-area locations include:

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