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 June 25, 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.
- Letter from the NSHD Health Officer on the North Shore Reopening Plan
- Detailed Guidelines for Safe, Phased Reopening – Phase B
- Chart of Guidelines. Recommendations for future phases of reopening are also included in the chart.
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.
Reopening Quick Links
- Suburban Municipalities Align on Moving to Next Phase of Reopening
- Safe Business Practices
- Suburban Milwaukee County Safe Opening Capacity Guidance Chart
- Milwaukee County of Emergency Management Dashboard
- WEDC Reopen Guidelines
Other Quick Links
Village Closures, Cancellations & Service Modifications
We want to thank you all for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. Our community’s safety is our number one concern, and we all should be vigilant in doing our part to help slow the spread of this virus.
- Village Hall reopened on May 26, 2020 at 8 am.
- Village Hall is open to the public 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Please note, transactions may be limited due to COVID-19.
- Phone lines (414) 206-3915 will remain operational and staff will answer calls during normal business hours.
- Access specific services online:
Property Tax Payments:
- The final property tax installment is due May 31.
- Tax payments can be dropped off in the night depository at Village Hall or mailed to Village Hall, 9075 N. Regent Road, Bayside, WI 53217.
- Please provide your email on the tax bill if you would like a receipt emailed to you. We will email you a receipt if you provide an email address.
- Pay Property Taxes online. (Applicable processing fees apply)
North Shore Library:
- The North Shore Library is currently closed and is tentatively scheduled to reopen in mid June.
- Curbside Pickup service resumed on April 27.
- Questions, please call the Library at 414-351-3461 or chat with a librarian on our website at http://www.mcfls.org/northshorelibrary/.
Garbage and Recycling:
- At this time, refuse and recycling collection will continue, subject to compliance with CDC guidelines/directives regarding social distancing, hygiene, etc.
- The Village Hall recycling program has been reprogrammed. Residents can now recycle the items previously dropped at VIllage Hall at the monthly Recycling Day on designated Saturday’s each month. Visit the Collection Guide for more information.
- Public Works will continue performing essential operations, subject to compliance with CDC guidelines/directives regarding social distancing, hygiene, etc.
- Recycling Day returned May 16. Visit the Collection Guide for future dates and information.
- Special Pick-Ups have resumed. Special pickups can be scheduled for the first or third Thursday of each month. Schedule a special pickup online.
- The Ellsworth Park playground, tennis courts, and park are open and available for use. Please note, park facilities are not sanitized or cleaned. Please practice social distance and mass gathering guidelines.
- The Ellsworth Park bathrooms will remain closed until further notice.
LX Club Senior Center:
- The LX Club is currently closed.
Building Inspections and Permits:
Police and Fire Services:
- The Police Department & North Shore Fire Department both continue to operate 24x7.
- The Police Department lobby is now open. Please call (414) 206-3916 to speak with the Police Department.
- Both agencies have suspended all community education programs until further notice including CPR Classes, Ride Alongs, Station Tours, Car Seat Clinics, myBlue Sector Officer visits, and Home Safety Assessments.
- The Prescription Drug Drop Off Box program has resumed in the police lobby.
911 Emergency Dispatch Services:
- The Communications Center lobby is now open. Please call (414) 351-9900 to speak with the Communications Center.
- The Communications Center has enhanced call screening and is taking additional precautions when answering 911 calls that involve complaints of a sick person, a fever, cough, respiratory illness or other breathing problems.
- These questions allow us to take precautions to avoid exposure and spread of the coronavirus infections for the first responders and the public.
- We have been receiving an increased number of calls from citizens, having questions regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While we are here to help those in need of emergency services, unfortunately, we are not your best resource of information for this topic.
- 911 is for life-threatening emergencies only and the non-emergency number is for all other questions. 911 calls take priority over non-emergency calls and the public may be put on hold while taking those calls. Misuse of 911 can result in a citation if used improperly.
- Please do not call 911 for a shortage of supplies, for the Health Department, or questions about the virus.
- Bayside Municipal Court is closed until further Order of the Court. Please visit the Municipal Court website for further updates or to pay citations.
- Please visit the MADACC web site for operation details.
- North Shore Health Department
- Milwaukee County
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Center for Disease Control
- John Hopkins University
Milwaukee County Situational Update
North Shore Health Department Resources
CDC COVID-19 Resources:
- Situation summary page
- How to prepare
- Homes and residential communities.
- Managing anxiety and stress
- Guidance on individual household preparation for emergencies.
- Facebook (Most up to date information)
- Bayside Buzz
- Public Health Emergency Declaration #1
- Public Health Emergency Declaration #2