Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely
In May 2020, Milwaukee City Officials released Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely, the COVID-19 Public Health Plan for the City of Milwaukee. The reopening strategy lays out a plan to modify restrictions on various business types as certain gateway metrics are met, is based on the foundations of federal, state of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 and bring back our economy. The latest phased reopening plan for the City of Milwaukee can be found here.
Effective Friday, Feb. 5, the most significant changes in the new Order #4.4 affect gathering size restrictions. Under the revised order, indoor gatherings can include up to 250 people if masks are worn, attendees stay seated, and there is sufficient space for distancing. New provisions permit even larger numbers of attendees if an approved safety plan is in place. The new order also revises the provisions related to recreational and athletic activities. COVID19 testing will no longer be required for team and contact sports. The health department anticipates the new order will remain in place for at least the next month.