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Governor caps indoor gatherings at 10, halts indoor bar service, reopens Detroit casinos

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 30, 2020

Workplace safeguards revised

By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor

In response to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders which restrict indoor gatherings to 10 people and close indoor bar service statewide. The measures also reopen Detroit casinos while revising workplace safeguards.

Executive Order 2020-160, which takes effect July 31, limits indoor gatherings of individuals who don’t live in the same household to 10 or less throughout the state. Outdoor gatherings continue to be limited to 100 for most regions and 250 for Regions 6 and 8, the Traverse City area and the Upper Peninsula.

Bars statewide must close indoor service if more than 70 percent of their gross receipts are from the sale of alcoholic beverages.

The rise in coronavirus cases, Whitmer said in a press release, is connected to social gatherings across the state.

The order gives Detroit casinos the green light to reopen Aug. 5 at 15 percent capacity. Entry screening protocols are ordered, along with social distancing between slot machines, and staff and customers wearing face masks. Exceptions include when customers are eating or drinking or for identification purposes.

Executive Order 2020-61 revises workplace safeguards, including specific safeguards for casinos.

For more information, click on the Executive Order links below.

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