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Reopening Guidelines

In response to COVID-19, the Village Board has declared a Public Health Emergency in Bayside. The original Public Health Emergency has been extended through October 1, 2020.  This declaration is in line with action taken by the Federal, State and County levels of government. This declaration enables Village officials to exercise powers in an expedited manner at the local level in the interest of the health, safety, welfare and good order of the Village of Bayside.

On March 24, Governor Evers issued Executive Order #12: Safer at Home Order. On April 16, 2020, Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #28: Safer at Home. On May 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin overturned the Statewide "Safer at Home" Order. The full Supreme Court decision can be found here. A Public Health Order has been issued that directly impacts Bayside, the COVID-19 Public Health Plan for Suburban Milwaukee County and was effective through 11:59 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Effective June 11, 2020, Milwaukee County is now in Phase "C".

Moving forward, businesses and organizations should begin to reopen under the North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening. These Guidelines are similar to those issued by other suburban health departments in Milwaukee County. This next phase allows all remaining businesses to open.

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 Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) and others. All of these guidelines will help prepare for the phased reopening of businesses and organizations in a safe and effective manner to help protect business owners, employees, customers and others from becoming sick with COVID-19.

On July 30, 2020, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020. Below is the Emergency Order #1 and frequently asked questions on face coverings.

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