What’s open, what’s closed and what’s limited ahead of 4th of July weekend

MADISON, Wis. — New regulations for mass gatherings and businesses in Dane County go into effect at 8 a.m. today.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s changing ahead of the 4th of July weekend:

  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer people, and individuals not from the same household must be socially distanced.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 or fewer people, and individuals not from the same household must be socially distanced.
  • Restaurants are limited to 25% indoor capacity with social distancing. Capacity was previously at 50% in Phase Two of the Forward Dane reopening plan.
  • Bars can provide takeout, but are entirely closed for indoor dining.
  • Bars and restaurants can provide outdoor seating, with physical distancing.
  • Other businesses (such as retail) are limited to 50% indoor capacity and should allow employees to work remotely when possible.
  • Retail stores larger than 50,000 square feet are required to offer at least two hours per week of dedicated shopping time for vulnerable individuals.
  • Salons and spas can remain open at 50% capacity.
  • Gyms and fitness centers can remain open at 50% capacity, but workout classes have to follow mass gathering requirements (10 or fewer people indoors, 25 or fewer outdoors) and saunas or steam rooms remain closed.
  • Water parks, swimming pools and other places of amusement are allowed to remain open at 50% capacity.
  • Churches and other religious entities are allowed to operate at 50% capacity.
  • Public outdoor playgrounds and splash pads will remain open, but distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.
  • All basketball and tennis courts and fields remain open, but distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.

You can find all of the details on the updated regulations from Public Health Madison and Dane County here.

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