MILWAUKEE – Bars and restaurants in the city of Milwaukee are racing to meet Tuesday’s deadline for submitting reopening plans to the Milwaukee Health Department.
In an update provided Friday, September 11, the department said it had received 300 plans so far, with 140 of them having been approved.
Mark Kass, Editor in Chief of the Milwaukee Business Journal, says the goal is to get everyone on board with how to safely reopen to full capacity.
“Hopefully eventually they’ll be able to operate at 100 percent,” Kass said on Wisconsin’s Weekend Morning News.
“The problem now is, of course, operating at 25 percent of 50 percent is hard for restaurants so it is important to have that plan.”
According to the city’s reopening plan,
“Upon approval of the Restaurant’s plan, the restrictions applicable to a Restaurant shall be governed by that Restaurant’s approved plan rather than the restrictions contained in this Section.”Moving MKE Forward Safely plan
Kass adds that it’s equally as important for customers to know how an establishment is working to keep them safe.
“It’s also important to have that plan so everybody kind of understands the goal, what’s going on in the restaurants, how you’re handling all the protocols, what are the things you’re doing…” Kass said.
The deadline for bars and restaurants in Milwaukee to submit plans is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
For more information and to find out how to submit a plan, click here.
Mark Kass was a guest on Wisconsin’s Weekend Morning News.