Re-Opening West Allis
The West Allis Health Department is moving from our Phased Reopening Model to a longer-term plan of Safe Practices Guidelines. These guidelines align with other suburban municipalities in Milwaukee County, along with elements of the West Allis Business Safety Plan.
- Letter from the Health Commissioner - February 23, 2021 (PDF)
- Safe Practices Detailed Guidelines (PDF)
- Safe Practices Table (PDF)
- Business Safety Plan (PDF)
Key aspects of the West Allis Health Department's Safe Practice Guidelines include:
- Public gatherings limited to 50 people;
- Occupancy limits for restaurants and bars at a capacity where the number of individuals allows for maintenance of physical distancing and protective measures; and
- Occupancy limits for retail establishments, salons and spa services, and gyms and places of amusement where the number of individuals allows for maintenance of physical distancing and protective measures.
By better limiting the number of people who gather at a location, watching our physical distance, wearing face coverings, washing hands, and cleaning and disinfecting, individuals including those most at-risk will be better protected from getting COVID-19. For businesses, we encourage you to visit the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) websites for information on safe business practices in your respective industries. Businesses that do not have a safety plan can contact the Health Department for assistance in creating one. The mitigation strategies offered by these agencies can further support our collective efforts to slow the spread.
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