Guidelines for Reopening

Updated 9/9/20

The North Shore remains in Phase C of our reopening plan:

Businesses and organizations should continue to follow Phase C of the North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening (see below).  These Guidelines are similar to those issued by other suburban health departments in Milwaukee County.  The North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines should be used in conjunction with sector specific guidelines by agencies like the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) and others. 

Letter from the NSHD Health Officer on the North Shore Reopening Plan.

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.

Updated 7/16/20