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Restaurant and Bar COVID-19 Safety Guidance

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Updated: May 28, 2021

As of June 1, 2021, all capacity and gathering size limits are removed within the City of Milwaukee. While restaurants and bars can operate at 100% capacity without an approved safety plan, the Restaurant and Bar COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool continues to provide guidance for best safety practices.

The purpose of this tool is to assist restaurant and bar owners with ideas and recommendations to continue to ensure the safety of staff and guests within their establishments. The Milwaukee Health Department continues to be available as a resource to help venues and events with individual safety policies by emailing [email protected].

*Please note: Restaurants and bars do not need to submit a safety plan or risk assessment tool to the Milwaukee Health Department to operate their business.

More CDC guidance on how to safely operate bars and restaurants


Complaint/Enforcement Process:

To report any business violations of the current mask ordinance, please call 414-286-3674 or email [email protected] with complaint details, including:

  • Business Name
  • Business Address
  • Date/Time of observed violation
  • Details of observation
  • Your name/email address/phone number, if you don't wish to remain anonymous