Milwaukee bars, restaurants can open for indoor service Friday at 25 percent capacity, Mayor Barrett says

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 15:32:49-04

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee bars and restaurants can officially open for indoor service beginning Friday, June 5, Mayor Tom Barrett announced Thursday.

Starting Friday at 2 p.m., bars and restaurants in the city can open their doors, as long as they keep within 25 percent of capacity.

"We are counting on business owners to make smart decisions," Mayor Barrett said, noting that COVID-19 case numbers around the country are still increasing.

The decision was made after the city met several key indicators needed to advance to Phase 3 in the Health Department's "Moving Milwaukee Forward' plan.

Mayor Barrett also said business capacity would be allowed to increase to 50 percent, with an absolute maximum capacity of 250. Child care capacity will also be increased to 50 percent.

Public and private gatherings will be allowed at 25 percent capacity, again with an absolute max of 250 people.

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