City of Milwaukee will continue to enforce local COVID-19 plan over Gov. Evers' emergency order

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Health Department announced Wednesday that they will continue to enforce the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Order as written, despite Governor Evers' Emergency Order #3 issued on Oct. 6.

Under Gov. Evers' order, which goes into effect on Oct. 8, local municipalities are permitted to have orders that are more restrictive then the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Order. 

The Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely local order requires restaurants and bars to submit an 80-point COVID checklist to the health department in order to operate. The checklist requires businesses to implement hygiene, cleaning, and protective measures, policies and procedures. 

While the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Order permits a larger threshold of individuals in certain places than the Emergency Order #3, the health department says the additional restrictions under the local order do more to prevent COVID-19 transmission than Gov. Evers' emergency order. 

After reviewing both orders, the department has determined that all businesses and individuals within the city of Milwaukee should continue to adhere to the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Order.


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