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Milwaukee is currently in Phase 6 of the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Plan. Due to positive momentum with gating criteria some restrictions have been lightened. Updates in this order include:
  • Restaurant and bars can operate at 50% without an approved safety plan or at the capacity dictated by their plan. Physical distancing requirements will still be in effect.
  • Eating and drinking may only occur while people are seated or stationary. Standing and movement through an area is permitted, but you must be masked while walking.
  • There are no more restrictions on the number of guests that can be seated at the same table.
  • Museums can be open with capacity limits and protective measures including masking.
  • Dance floors can now be opened but masks are required. Dance floor capacity must not exceed one person per 30 sq. feet of space. You may dance with those in your group, but must remain physically distant on the dance floor from other groups.
  • Gathering spaces, including those at places of worship, can now operate at 75% capacity with a maximum of 750 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors, however, more can be allowed with an approved safety plan.
  • Sporting events are now allowed six spectators per player, with a limit of 750 fans indoors or 1,000 fans outdoors as long as physical distancing can be accommodated. An approved safety plan can allow larger crowds. This also applies to bar leagues, like volleyball.
Visit the City of Milwaukee Health Department for more information.

For resources on the vaccine phases in place in Wisconsin, where and when you will be able receive a vaccine in Milwaukee, and other resources, visit HealthyMKE.

Stop the Covid Spread!

VISIT Milwaukee is proud to be part of the “Stop the Covid Spread!” coalition, a group of Wisconsin’s leading health care, business, education, and advocacy organizations who have all joined in a team effort to urge the public to step up and take preventive measures seriously so that we can all continue to safely participate in Wisconsin’s economy. The coalition has grown dramatically since its launch and now includes nearly 100 Wisconsin organizations. If we all work together, we can help stop the COVID spread. You can learn more about the coalition and how we all need to step up to help stop the spread here.

Help Stop the Spread

Mask Up MKE!

Masks are currently required in the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Masks must be worn inside (unless currently eating or drinking) and outside if you are within 6 feet of someone who is not part of your household. Masking up helps keep us all safe!

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