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Governor lifts stay-at-home order, opens more businesses with limitations

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 2, 2020

By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted the state’s stay-at-home order June 1 and announced plans to open more businesses this week and next with social distancing and mask wearing still in place.

The plan puts the entire state into Phase 4, the improving phase, of a six-phase reopening plan.

Effective immediately, groups of 100 or less may gather outdoors with social distancing in place. Retailers can reopen June 4 and restaurants are able to reopen June 8, with capacity limits and social distancing protocols. Day camps may also reopen June 8, with restrictions, and in-home services, like housecleaning, can resume. Office work that cannot be performed remotely may also resume throughout the state and outdoor public pools may open with capacity limited to 50 percent.

Indoor gatherings cannot exceed 10 people. Residents must wear facial coverings inside public enclosed spaces and should continue to work from home to the maximum extent possible. The Governor stressed social distancing among individuals not in the same household remains in place.

Restaurants will be restricted to 50 percent or less capacity with tables 6-feet apart and servers wearing masks. Individuals at high risk of severe medical complications from coronavirus are encouraged to continue to stay home.

Businesses that will not open under Executive Order 110 include: Indoor cinemas, indoor performance venues, indoor exercise and recreation facilities, casinos, state-licensed racetracks and non-essential personal care services including: hair, nails, tanning, tattoos, piercing, and traditional spas.

Indoor or outdoor services or facilities that involve close contact for amusement, recreation or entertainment also remain closed including: amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, indoor dance areas, skating rinks and trampoline parks.

For more information, please view Executive Order 110 below.

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