Oct 6, 2020

Governor Limits Capacity for Public Places to 25%

covid_updateGovernor Evers announced today that he is instructing DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm to issue an order that limits the capacity for public places in Wisconsin to 25%. This restriction, which is in reaction to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, will be in effect from October 8th at 8:00 am through November 6th. This covers all indoor public places including restaurants and bars statewide. According to Governor's office staff, the order does not impact outside spaces.

Our sources indicate that capacity is the building/room capacity, not seating capacity, so the 25% includes staff.

WRA is in continual communication with the Governor's office as well as state officials and will work to gather the most up to date information on what this means for restaurants.

WRA will continue to communicate to state leaders about the devastating effects that these types of limitations will have on restaurant businesses and will lobby to eliminate restrictions as soon as possible using data to show that restaurants using best practices are not the cause of COVID-19 cases.

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