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Suburban Municipalities Align on Moving to Next Phase of Reopening

MILWAUKEE – (May 19, 2020) – Suburban health departments in Milwaukee County are in alignment with moving to the next phase of their reopening plans as Order #1 issued on Thursday, May 14 is set to expire at 11:59 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2020. This next phase allows all remaining businesses in the 18 suburban municipalities to open, if they choose to, utilizing the “Suburban Milwaukee County Safe Opening Capacity Guidance” chart that will be available on local health department websites. Businesses are also instructed to adhere to CDC and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s safe business practices and physical distancing and protective measures for staff and patrons. *Please note, the City of Cudahy withdrew Order #1 on Friday, May 15 and has already moved to the next phase of reopening.

In preparation for this next phase of the reopening beginning on Friday, May 22, local health departments are communicating with businesses throughout their communities to share best practices and guidance about how they can reopen and operate safely. Many businesses will likely change the way they operate to provide physical distancing between patrons, increased attention to sanitation, and more changes designed to minimize the transmission of COVID‐19. Health departments are diligently working with business leaders to ensure they have what they need to reopen in a manner that is consistent with the recommended guidance.
Public health leaders have carefully tracked key indicators to guide the safe reopening across the city, county and state. Businesses should contact their local health department with any questions regarding this next phase of reopening and recommendations on safe operating practices.

Media inquiries regarding this next phase should also be directed to each respective health department contact listed below.

Resources for Reopening
● Suburban Milwaukee County Safe Opening Capacity Guidance Chart
● Milwaukee County of Emergency Management dashboard
● WEDC Reopen Guidelines

Local Health Department Contacts

North Shore (Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood, and Whitefish Bay)
Ann Christianson, MPH
(414) 371-2980

We are very proud of our small and unique community. Our Village was founded in 1930.  It is one of the smaller communities in Wisconsin with approximately 1600 residents and covering an area of 5.5 square miles. Our population density could well be one of the lowest among urban municipalities.
When you drive around River Hills you will quickly recognize it is a bucolic Village that blends a sense of community and privacy.  We have mature forests and many of our homes are on five acre or larger properties. Tranquility, security, and feeling of being close to nature are hallmarks of our living experience. Many homes are located on the scenic Milwaukee River which offers sport fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Excellent shopping and restaurants are close to River Hills although there are no commercial properties within the village.
Nevertheless, we are only nine miles, or fifteen minutes from the center of Milwaukee, a vibrant city with outstanding cultural venues, professional sports, and numerous global corporate headquarters. Homes in the village are available in a wide range of prices and styles, with the median price approximately $700,000. Over 99% of the homes are single family and owner occupied.
We are fortunate to have some of the finest schools in Wisconsin including Glendale/River Hills, Maple Dale-Indian Hills, Nicolet High School, and University School of Milwaukee.  Our Police and Public works departments are dedicated to keeping the Village safe, comfortable and beautiful throughout the year.  Within the Village there is the nationally known Lynden Sculpture Garden, a private tennis club and golf club, and three houses of worship.
 We hope you will find the information you are seeking on our website and that you will browse it to get to know our Village better.

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