Visiting Milwaukee Safely

As destinations begin to reopen and events resume, we know safety is top of mind for travelers and meeting & event planners alike. Across the city, from transit to restaurants, Milwaukee's businesses and services are taking steps to ensure public health and safety.

We at VISIT Milwaukee want to make sure all our visitors are aware of the special measures that have been put in place to make your time in Milwaukee fun and protected. Milwaukee is currently in Phase 4.2 of the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely plan. Changes with this order include:
  • Seating is now REQUIRED in all bars, restaurants, and other venues. You cannot walk around except to come and go, or use the restroom.
  • ALL indoor public and private gatherings are limited to 10 people or 25% capacity for retail and grocery stores
  • ALL outdoor public and private gatherings are limited to 25 people
  • Religious ceremonies are limited to 100 people, including weddings and services and must include seating
  • First Amendment-protected gatherings are limited to 100 people
  • Wedding receptions are limited to 10 people inside; 25 people outside and must include seating
  • Bars and Restaurants with a current approved COVID Safety Plan can operate at full capacity according to their plan. All patrons must remain seated.
  • If you do not currently have an approved COVID Safety Plan, you are subject to Order 4.2 restrictions
  • Private event venues are subject to order 4.2 and are limited to a maximum of 10 people seated.
  • Dance floors are prohibited.
  • Gathering at a bar to order a drink is prohibited; table service by an employee is required.
  • Hotels, venues, and attractions are included in the indoor and outdoor gathering limit.
  • Drive-in events are subject to the restrictions in order 4.2; drive-thru events are not subject as long as patrons remain in their cars at all times.
Click here for an FAQ on Order 4.2.

Wisconsin is currently in a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency under Executive Order 95.

Mask Update

Masks are now required in the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. You can learn about the City mandate here and the State mandate here.

Getting Around

Whether you travel to Milwaukee by plane, train, car, or bus the following guidelines help protect our visitors and locals while maintaining operations during COVID-19. All transportation outlets may operate and shall comply with Protective Measure Requirements.

Mitchell International Airport
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport remains open to provide essential air transportation services. The team at Mitchell International Airport have always placed a high priority on terminal cleanliness, and they have further enhanced their cleaning procedures. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.

In an effort to simplify and safeguard the travel experience as America gradually reopens, Amtrak wants to reassure customers that several added cleanliness and convenience measures have been implemented. Click here to view their updates current guidelines.

The Hop
Under the new schedule, which will remain in effect until further notice, the streetcar will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily with cars arriving every 20 minutes. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.
Milwaukee County Transit System
Wisconsin transit systems across the state have new guidelines to protect drivers and passengers, including new limits on rider capacity. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.

Ride Shares
Uber is reminding everyone who uses their service to follow advice from public health authorities. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.

Lyft wants to ensure drivers and riders know the best ways to help protect themselves and others when sharing the ride. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.

Bublr Bikes
Riding a bike is a good way to engage in outdoor activity to reduce stress, improve mental health, and boost the immune system – all while complying with social distancing requirements. Click here to view their updates and current guidelines.