City of Milwaukee health dept. 'wholeheartedly supports' Gov. Evers' COVID-19 order

Posted at 5:08 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 19:13:57-05

MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee will continue to adhere to its local COVID-19 health order, while it voiced support for Gov. Tony Evers's executive orderannounced Tuesday that urges, but does not require, Wisconsin residents to take the virus more seriously.

On a statement Wednesday, the Milwaukee Health Department "wholeheartedly supports" Executive Order #94, advising everyone, in Milwaukee or elsewhere, to embrace Evers' advice.

The department also noted that the city will stick with its local Order 4.2, which includes a range of restrictions for residents and businesses alike in order to keep the spread of the coronavirus down in the city.

That order requires that masks are worn and social distancing enforced in public places; that restaurants and bars enforce a 25 percent capacity limit or one person for every 30 square feet, whichever is less; among many other restrictions listed in full here. The city chose to not follow the since-expired statewide COVID-19 order, believing the local order more stringent on keeping coronavirus cases down.

"The Milwaukee Health Department constantly reviews the data associated with COVID-19 infections, and, if appropriate, local order modifications can be made," according to the statement.

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