The Milwaukee Public Market Reopens Wednesday! Here’s Their Plan to Stay Safe

There will be some new protocols to consider when you go in the market.

The Milwaukee Public Market announced Tuesday that it will reopen on Wednesday, June 10. The market, which closed in March due to COVID-19, will be open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The market was officially allowed to open a few weeks ago, according to executive director Paul Schwartz, but chose to delay opening to keep customers and employees safe.

“It has always been our goal to provide the best experience to our patrons. That experience includes purchasing quality products, served by healthy and friendly employees in clean and safe environment,” Schwartz said in a press release.

Here are some of the new protocols you can expect to see at the market in the coming weeks.

Face Coverings: All market employees are required to wear face coverings, and customers are encouraged to do the same. As long as supplies last, the market will provide masks to customers who would like one.

Seating: Customers are encouraged to eat outside — outside dining areas have been expanded to allow for social distancing. Some indoor dining areas on the first floor will operate at reduced capacity and follow distancing guidelines, but the second-floor dining area will still be closed.

Sanitization: Seating areas will be sanitized regularly, and additional cleaning measures will be implemented. Eight new touch-free sanitizing stations will be available on the first floor, and new HVAC filters have been added the building.

Employee Health Screenings: All market employees will have a mandatory health and temperature screening before each shift.

To-Go Services: Some market vendors will continue the Market To-Go curbside pickup that was launched in May.




Elizabeth Johnson is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine and a journalism major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.