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Milwaukee Moves Forward

The City of Milwaukee Health Department issued a public health and safety order ‘Moving Milwaukee Forward.’ This order uses a measured, phased approach based on data and science which aligns with federal and state guidance. This plan outlines the slow reopening of the City of Milwaukee which has made steady progress in reducing the impact of COVID-19. We will continue to focus on the importance of continuation and resumption of businesses and activities for all sectors of our economy while keeping our community safe.

Social Distancing, Protective Measures, Safe Business Practices and Gathering Size Limits

Social Distancing

Maintaining physical distancing of six (6) feet between people not residing in a single living unit or household.

Protective Measure Requirements

Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer;

Covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands);

Cleaning high-touch surfaces regularly;

Avoiding shaking hands;

Using of a mask or cloth face covering. Note: the use of masks or cloth face coverings is strongly recommended but shall not be required due to equity concerns regarding the challenges that either may cause for individuals because of disabilities and/or shortages of PPE

Adopting policies to prevent workers from entering the premises if they display respiratory symptoms or have had contact with a person with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.

Safe Business Practices

Establishing, to the extent possible, curbside pick-up to reduce in-store traffic and mitigate waiting lines;

Limit people in one location to 50% of the total occupancy or one person for every 30 square feet

Businesses should establish ways to provide social distancing for customers while waiting to enter the store such as; marking lines 6 feet apart or encouraging customers to wait in their car for pick up or delivery to their car

Businesses must post the reduced occupancy limit.

Establishing entry lines outside of the store with markings for patrons to enable them to stand at least six (6) feet apart from one another while waiting to enter a store. Stores are encouraged to also use alternatives to lines, including allowing customers to wait in their vehicles for a text message or phone call and scheduling pick-ups or entries to the store;

Increased cleaning and sanitizing

Complying with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements.

Gathering Size Limits

Under this order, gathering sizes of 250 people or less must meet the lesser of the two criteria outlined provided by the CDC below:

50% of the total occupancy of the location established by the City of Milwaukee (including outdoor patios)

one person for every 30 square feet of floor space open to the public

This large group gathering applies to establishments that have the space, safety protocol, and best practices in place to meet these guidelines for physical distancing.

Phase 4 has some significant changes:

Restaurants

50% Capacity

Restaurants can open to on site dining at a 50% of the occupancy limit. (Including outdoor patios)

They have the ability to operate without a capacity limit with a COVID- 19 Safety Plan approved by the health department.

Restaurants must continue follow physical distancing, protective measures and safe business practices

Self-service such as soda machines and salad bars are still prohibited.

Bars

50% of Capacity

Bars may open to onsite consumption at 50% of the occupancy limit (including outdoor patios)

They have the ability to operate without a capacity limit with a COVID- 19 Safety Plan approved by the health department.

Continue to follow physical distancing, protective measures and safe business practices

Retail Establishments

50% Capacity

Retail establishments, including indoor shopping malls, may remain open. Such establishments shall abide by Safe Business Practices.

Salons and Spas: Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, day spas, electrolysis providers, waxing salons, eyebrow-care establishments, tattoo parlors, body art establishments, and tanning

1 client per service provider

All workstations shall be at least six (6) feet apart;

Only one client per individual providing services to clients is allowed in the business or facility at a time. No individuals should congregate in a common waiting area before or after their appointment;

Staff shall wear a mask or cloth face covering while in the business or facility. Clients shall wear a mask or cloth face covering to the extent feasible while in the business or facility;

Staff and clients should conduct self-assessment for symptoms before any appointment. Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle pain, and new loss of taste or smell.

Chairs and workstations shall be sanitized after each client

All appointments shall be scheduled by phone or online. No walk-in clients are allowed.

Hotels and Motels

50% Capacity

Pools, Hot Tubs, and Exercise Facilities 50% Capacity or 1 person per 30 square feet

Abide by Safe Business Practices;

Ensure swimming pools, hot tubs, and exercise facilities comply with Gathering Size Limits, Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements; and

Prohibit guests from congregating in lobbies or other common areas, including providing adequate space to maintain six (6) feet of distance between all guests not residing in the same rooms while queuing for front desk services.

Gatherings in Public Venues

The Moving Milwaukee Forward Phase 4 Order allows events, venues, gathering, weddings, funeral etc. to operate with the lesser of - 50% of total occupancy of the location, 1 person for every 30 sq ft, or 250 people

This includes all guest, customers and employees. The intent is to provide efficient physical space to allow for adequate social distancing. Protective Measure Requirements and Safe Business Practices are also required as detailed in the order found here

Comply with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements;

Do not share objects. Food or beverage offerings must be provided in pre-packaged portions . Buffet and family style meals are prohibited.

Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a single household or living unit.

Faith Based Gatherings

The lesser of - 50% of total occupancy of the location, 1 person for every 30 sq ft, or 250 people

Religious facilities and locations holding public and private gatherings shall be open but shall comply with the restrictions applicable to Gatherings.

Child Care Facilities

75% Capacity

This new order has opened up capacity limits at childcare facilities to 75% building capacity. This is not the license capacity. The intent is to provide enough physical space to allow adequate social distancing and reduce the spread of the illness.

Adults shall practice Physical Distancing to the extent possible and Protective Measure Requirements and follow all other Department of Health Services public health guidance while picking up and dropping off children at the Child Care Setting;

Child Care Settings shall comply with all other state statutes and administrative rules, as modified by Governor Tony Evers' Emergency Order for Department of Children and Families Administrative Rule Suspension and Emergency Orders issued March 15, 2020, or any order superseding that Order.

Libraries

50% Capacity

Libraries shall be allowed to open subject to Gathering Size Limits, Physical Distancing, and Protective Measure Requirements, and the following:

Online services and programming shall be allowed; and

Curb-side pick-up of books and other library materials can occur if all operations are performed in compliance with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements to the extent possible. Materials should be requested online or by phone before pick-up whenever possible. The library may not require a signature from the patron. The library shall schedule pick-ups and ensure compliance with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements.

Food distribution shall be allowed.

Beaches

Public beaches will be open. All individuals and pets shall comply with Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements. Team and contact sports on public beaches remain prohibited.

Places of Amusement

The lesser of - 50% of total occupancy of the location, 1 person for every 30 sq ft, or 250 people

Following CDC capacity guidelines, Gathering Size Limits, Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements, Safe Business Practices.

Places of Public Amusement and Activity: Whether indoors or outdoors, places of public amusement and activity including but not limited to the following: stadiums, amusement parks, conference centers, carnivals, dance clubs, escape rooms, water parks, licensed public or private swimming pools, splash pads, aquariums, private zoos, museums, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, movie and other theaters, concert and concert halls, and country clubs

Recreational Sports

This order allows gatherings including sporting events to have an occupancy: The lesser of - 50% of total occupancy of the location, 1 person for every 30 sq ft, or 250 people

This includes all spectators, coaches and players. The intent is to provide efficient physical space to allow for adequate social distancing. Protective Measure Requirements are also required as detailed in the order found here.

An important section to note is that under Recreation Activities, contact sports are still restricted. It is allowable to continue to have the sports activities and keep kids engaged with drills and activities that limit contact and eliminate the scrimmage and game portion of the activity which is prohibited.

***Exception*** Professional sports teams that have COVID-19 safety plans approved by the City of Milwaukee Health Department;

Schools

We have reached out to the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) who is developing guidance for the upcoming school year related to COVID. At this time schools are to remain closed until further notice per the Moving Milwaukee Forward Plan Order

Gyms and Athletic Centers

The lesser of - 50% of total occupancy of the location, 1 person for every 30 sq ft, or 250 people

Following CDC capacity guidelines, Gathering Size Limits, Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements, Safe Business Practices.

Chartered Fishing Excursions

The lesser of - 50% of total occupancy of the location, 1 person for every 30 sq ft, or 250 people

Following CDC capacity guidelines, Gathering Size Limits, Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements, Safe Business Practices.

Garage Sales, Rummage and Yard Sales

The lesser of - 50% of total occupancy of the location, 1 person for every 30 sq ft, or 250 people

Following CDC capacity guidelines, Gathering Size Limits, Physical Distancing and Protective Measure Requirements, Safe Business Practices.

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