CITY OF MILWAUKEE — The fine for breaking the City of Milwaukee's COVID-19 order has been raised to $2,500 - for an initial violation.
For repeated violations, bars and restaurants face $5,000 fines for each infraction, with the possibility of $20,000 in fines for multiple violations observed at any one inspection.
During a Common Council meeting in late October, health officials said only a very small number of businesses continue to operate without complying with the city's COVID-19 health order.
The health department said then that they are also bringing on more staff to increase compliance and enforcement checks.
The fine for violating the order used to be $500 per violation.