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Michigan's stay-home, stay-safe order will be extended through May 15

Michigan's stay-home, stay-safe order will be extended through May 15

April 24, 2020

Michigan’s stay-at-home order will be extended through May 15, with some modifications allowing certain industries to reopen, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told the Associated Press Friday.

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Ahead of an 11 a.m. Friday news briefing, Whitmer unveiled to the AP her latest update to the stay-at-home order, which will replace the one that was set to expire April 30.

Certain restrictions previously included under the state’s stay-at-home order, including bans on motorized boating, golf and retail operations like garden centers, would be lifted under the plan.

Landscapers, lawn-service companies, nurseries and bike repair shops will be allowed to return to work subject to strict social distancing, and big-box stores will be allowed to reopen closed sections of the store. Other retailers will now be allowed to reopen for curbside pick-up or delivery.

And residents will be allowed to travel between their residences again, although such travel is “strongly discouraged," according to a press release from the governor’s office.

Public-facing businesses like gyms salons, bars and in-person dining at restaurants would remain off-limits under the order. For the full press release, click here. 

 

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