Safe Practices Guidelines

Updated 02/17/2021

February 17th Letter to North Shore Residents and Community Leaders

NSHD 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 the elements outlined in the City of Milwaukee’s Business COVID Safety Plan for restaurant and bars. 

Safe Practices Detailed Guidelines

Safe Practices Table

Key aspects of NSHD’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.

Gating Criteria:

Cases: Trajectory of the ratio of COVID-positive tests

Testing: Testing availability for all residents with COVID-19 symptoms

Care: Hospitals’ ability to treat all patients requiring hospitalization without resorting to crisis standards

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Adequate PPE available for healthcare personnel and first responders

Tracing: Ability to count, trace, and monitor COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in real time

The current status for each of the gating criteria can be found in the table to the right and more information is available on the MKE County Office of Emergency Management Dashboard under the “Key Indicators” tab.