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Meeting With Confidence


When you're ready to plan your next event, Milwaukee is ready to help you safely and confidently host your meeting. Our team has worked closely with city, county, and state officials as well as the local business community to stay up to date with safety precautions for both residents and visitors.

Our award-winning team has always been here to help you plan your best meeting yet, and that hasn't changed! 

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Current Local Mandates

  • Restaurants and bars without a COVID-19 Safety Plan on file are limited to 25% capacity (as determined by the DNS). Restaurants and bars with approved COVID-19 Safety Plans may operate according to their plan.
  • Seating is required at all times except for entering, exiting, or using the restroom.
  • Milwaukee’s Active Streets outdoor dining can continue.
  • For gyms, retail stores, grocery stores, bakeries, and convenience stores, capacity is limited to 1 person per 30 square feet of floor space.
  • Hotels remain at 50% occupancy limits.
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to the lesser of 10 people, or 25% of the total occupancy of the location, or 1 person per 30 square feet of floor space. Seating is required.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people and seating is required. First Amendment-protected gatherings are limited to the lesser of 100 people, or 25% of the total occupancy of the location, or 1 person per 30 square feet of floor space. Seating is required.
Please reach out to our sales team with any questions about how these restrictions may impact your group.

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

View the full phased re-opening plan here

GBAC STAR Accreditation

Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, several Milwaukee venues have achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. These venues have implemented stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in their facilities.
  • Wisconsin Center
  • Miller High Life Theatre
  • UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
  • Fiserv Forum
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee West
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Wisconsin State Fair Park
 

FAQ

Below are some of the questions we've received from planners hosting or considering an event in Milwaukee. If you don't see your question here, please don't hesitate to reach out to Leslie Johnson, VP of Sales. Our team is here to help you!

Meeting Safely FAQ

What are the Wisconsin Center Guidelines?

The Wisconsin Center District facilities are open and ready to welcome you and your guests. WCD has invested in new cleaning supplies and tools; developed new standards for staff health and safety; and is prepared to help clients execute events in a safe, sanitized facility. Click here to view updates and current guidelines. 

What is the gating criteria for the city's phased implementation?

Gating Criteria will be updated daily and assessed together every 7 days. If the levels meet predetermined targets, the Mayor and Commissioner of Health will assess the ability to move to the next phase as defined in the Moving Milwaukee Forward plan. The following measures are the Gating Criteria: number of cases, testing, hospital capacity, adequate PPE supply, and tracing capabilities. 

What safety precautions are local businesses, including attractions, implementing to promote safety?

Local businesses and attractions are required to abide by the current gathering size limits, monitor physical distancing, and adhere to protective measure requirements including the ban on any self-service food operations. All establishments are to also abide by the safe business practices located within Order #4. 

Will the setup and flow of my event need to change due to COVID-19 and CDC safety guidelines?

Depending upon the location of your event, the flow may shift based upon the current state and local health department guidelines. 

What should I do if I need assistance with virtual and/or hybrid meetings?

Our Event Experience team will be happy to assist in all components of your event. Please contact your assigned event experience concierge for more information. We have a list of local vendors ready to help with your virtual needs. 

What is currently open in Milwaukee for families and groups to enjoy?

Many museums and attractions have now reopened, and Milwaukee's great outdoors are always ready to explore! Enjoy favorites like the Milwaukee Art Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee County Zoo, and more. Check out our open businesses directory page on our website for more information. 

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The return to in-person events will require creativity, ingenuity, and a willingness to experiment. Events may not look the same going forward, but imagination on the side of both the planner and the hosting venues will help safely welcome attendees back.

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