Phase C of Public Health Guidelines
Safe gathering and reopening moves to Phase C with increased capacity for businesses and gatherings of 50 people or fewer
On May 19, Wauwatosa Health Department issued guidelines for businesses and organizations to assist them with safe reopening. Our goal was to provide guidance to support a measured approach to resume business, retail and commercial operations. In reviewing the County’s gating criteria as well as local Wauwatosa data, the indicators show promising trends. With all indicators on the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management website dashboard now either green or yellow, the Suburban Milwaukee County health departments recommendations for safe gathering and reopening have moved to Phase C.
What does Phase C mean for Wauwatosa?
Read the reopening guidelines. This includes the capacity for restaurants and bars to be at 75% occupancy, retail stores at 50% capacity, and places of amusement at 50% capacity. Additionally, as mentioned earlier this week, mass gathering should be limited to be at 50 people or fewer at this time. Examples of large events and gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies.
How should I reopen or resume types of activities?
Businesses should only move through the phases of this guideline when they feel confident they can protect the health and safety of their staff and customers at each level.
What precautions can I continue to take?
The threat of COVID-19 is still very much alive in Wauwatosa, and throughout Southeast Wisconsin. It is up to each of us to play our part in protecting ourselves, our families, our customers, and our community moving forward. It is strongly recommended that individuals continue to follow physical distancing and protective measures.
What if I'm part of a vulnerable population?
All individuals, especially those in vulnerable populations, are discouraged from unnecessary gatherings and travel at this time due to the likelihood of an increase in COVID-19 cases.