When the City of Milwaukee issues its next COVID-19 order this week, it will include a requirement that bars and restaurants that want to continue in-person dining inside submit a safety plan, the city's top health officer said Tuesday.
"Right now we're looking at giving people some time to do that," Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said during a virtual press briefing.
She did not provide a deadline to submit plans to the city.
"Once that date hits, you're not going to be able to serve indoors unless you have that approved plan," Kowalik said.
The move was in response to concerns about the risk of COVID-19 spreading as people are dining or drinking inside, she said.
Wisconsin health officials reported 762 new cases Tuesday and 13 more deaths from COVID-19. That brings the total cases to more than 50,000 in the state and deaths to 906.