Re-Opening West Allis
Safe gathering and re-opening moves to Phase C with increased capacity for businesses and gatherings of 50 or fewer
On May 19, the West Allis Health Department issued guidelines for businesses and organizations to assist them with safe re-opening. Our goal was to provide guidance to support a measured approach to resume business, retail and commercial operations. In reviewing the key measures, the indicators show promising trends. With all indicators on the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management dashboard now either green or yellow, the Suburban Milwaukee County health departments recommendations for safe gathering and re-opening have moved to Phase C starting June 12, 2020.
What does Phase C mean for West Allis and West Milwaukee?
Read the re-opening guidelines (PDF). This includes incremental capacity increases for all business sectors. Additionally, mass gathering should be limited to be at 50 people or fewer at this time. Examples of large events and gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies.
How should I re-open or resume types of activities?
Businesses should only move through the phases of this guideline when they feel confident they can protect the health and safety of their staff and customers at each level. Businesses and organizations are reminded to use the guidance resources already available on the City of West Allis website.
What precautions can I continue to take?
The threat of COVID-19 is still very much alive in West Allis and throughout Southeast Wisconsin. It is up to each of us to play our part in protecting ourselves, our families, our customers, and our community moving forward. It is strongly recommended that individuals continue to follow physical distancing and protective measures.
What if I’m part of a vulnerable population?
All individuals, especially those in vulnerable populations, are discouraged from unnecessary gatherings and travel at this time due to the likelihood of an increase in COVID-19 cases.
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation guidelines for various business industry openings
- Window sign: download and print window sign (PDF) for your West Allis business to demonstrate your health safety practices
- Financial assistance opportunities for businesses
- Other business resources
- Think you have COVID-19 symptoms? Complete an online self-assessment through the Wisconsin Health Department.
- Find a COVID-19 testing site
- Donate blood - find a center near you
- West Allis community resources
Personal protective measures for us all
- Consult your primary doctor if you have symptoms of the coronavirus or think you may have been exposed
- Maintain physical distancing between people not residing in your household
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands)
- Regular cleaning high-touch surfaces
- Don’t shake hands