Milwaukee imposes new restrictions as COVID-19 surges

Coronavirus

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The City of Milwaukee will impose new restrictions on public gatherings as the state’s coronavirus cases surge.

The new health order taking effect Thursday requires that gatherings be limited to 25% of a site’s capacity and reduces the maximum number of people at an indoor event to 10 people.

The maximum number for outdoor gatherings is 25 people. Religious and political events are limited to 100 people who are required to be seated.

Restaurant and bar occupancy is restricted to 25% for those establishments that don’t have a city-approved COVID-19 safety plan.

Milwaukee health officials announced earlier this month that the city would enforce its own coronavirus orders for bars and restaurants, which doesn’t necessarily limit the businesses to 25% capacity imposed under Gov. Tony Evers’ new restrictions.

Two weeks ago, Mayor Tom Barrett issued a warning to the city’s bars to get their acts together, saying, “If the bars want to screw this up, then there’s going to be problems.”

On Friday, a Wisconsin appeals court put a hold on Gov. Evers’ restrictions on indoor public gatherings. The ruling from the 3rd District Court of Appeals pauses the governor’s effort to control the coronavirus spread pending appeal.

Latest Stories

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

High School Sports Xtra: Girls Basketball primer, Local 5 Top 5

High School Sports Xtra: Football playoffs wrap up with Level 2

Xtra Point: Level 2 High School Football Playoffs

Green Bay Nation 11/18: Packers survive Jaguars

Green Bay Nation 11/18: Pick Em

Green Bay Nation 11/18: Challenge or No Challenge