Best Business Practices

Updated 3/12/21

North Shore Safe Practices Plan: click here

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS): 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released additional resources that employers can use to promote a safe environment for their employees and customers. These resources include signs to post at businesses and workplaces, as well as guidance for workers, businesses and employers on how to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

WEDC Best Practices and Safety Guidance for Wisconsin Businesses: Click Here

Industry specific guideline handbooks:

DATCP guidance for reopening different community establishments:


Cleaning and Disinfecting:

As we progress towards our goal of reopening businesses and other public spaces, we must ensure appropriate cleaning and disinfecting practices are in place. Public gathering spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes should all adopt plans to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The CDC released a general framework for creating and maintaining a cleaning and disinfecting plan: website and toolkit.

Steps for cleaning and disinfecting:

1. Clean the surface or object with soap and water.

2. Disinfect using an EPA approved disinfectant.

3. If an EPA-approved disinfectant is unavailable, you can use 1/3 cup of bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions to disinfect. Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together. Find additional information on the CDC's website on cleaning and disinfecting facilities. 

Quick Links

Guidance for Reopening Restaurants: Click Here

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting: Click Here

Strategies for Farmers Markets: Click Here

Grocery Shopping Tips from WI DHS: Click Here

'Staying Safe' flyer for food pantries, homeless shelters, grocery stores, etc: Click Here