The Wisconsin Restaurant Association has initiated a "Ready to Serve Safely" program designed to make diners feel more confident eating out. The public awareness campaign allows for restaurants to follow the best practices for mitigating COVID-19. Wanda Hilsabeck, Wanda Jeans Family Restaurant owner in Sturgeon Bay, completed the certification process last month. She believes promoting a safe dining establishment is essential to her staff and customers.
Restaurants that complete and follow up a checklist of safety measures and sign a commitment will earn the program's endorsement through the Wisconsin Restaurant Association. The program is free to WRA members and is funded through a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.