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Keeping Milwaukee Dining Alive in Uncertain Times

Posted at 10:43 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 11:43:57-04

You may have heard that restaurants are going back to reduced seating measures in response to the increase in cases in Wisconsin. Restaurants like the Harbor House have already had to decrease foot traffic once and know what struggles come with it. They are currently operating safely in the face of COVID, adhering to the simple practices (as aligned with the We’re All In campaign) of social distance, sanitizing surfaces, wearing masks, keeping gatherings small via seating changes and reduced capacity. With these new measures they hope to continue operating and serving great fresh seafood to our community.

Dining is an essential part of the local economy and we need to be rigorous about safety so restaurants can stay open to provide staff with income and residents with places to eat, drink and spend quality time with family and friends. We’re All In is a Wisconsin initiative to raise awareness that the health of our people and the health of our economy are implicitly entwined. The campaign informs citizens and businesses that by practicing safe behaviors we can more confidently continue to reopen, stay open and ultimately improve the state of our state. We are joined by Paul Bartolotta, Chef Owner and Co-Founder of Bartolotta Restaurants to talk about how his restaurants are adapting to the pandemic, and how we can all do our part to save the restaurant industry.

Share pictures of the social gatherings you keep small, the safe social distance you keep or your masks and use the hashtag #WeAreAllIn on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Go to to see business resources to help your customers and clients recognize your safe practices.