Indoor venues may host events without capacity limits under new Waukesha Co. recommendations

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha County updated its large gathering recommendations Wednesday, March 24, now advising that indoor venues may host events with no capacity limits when CDC guidelines are followed.

The new guideline continues to stress social distancing, separation of groups and mask-wearing. 

Previously, the recommendation advised that a 50% capacity, or up to 250 individuals, could gather indoors. 

The recommendations apply to special events such as weddings and sporting events, and not daily business functions. 

“Our large gathering recommendation is aligned with the tremendous progress we have made mitigating the COVID-19 virus in our community,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. ”We have seen a steep drop in cases, hospitals continue to operate at sustainable levels, testing capacity has increased significantly, and we are making impressive strides in vaccinating the population. Right now, 30% of our population has received at least one dose of vaccine, and our growing list of vaccinators are reaching about 5% of the population each week.”

The county says when gatherings are being held indoors, individuals should comply with the state order and wear a mask.

All residents are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

For more information about Waukesha County's response to COVID-19, click here

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