Michigan Governor Rescinds Stay-Home Order, Enables Restaurants to Reopen June 8

by Alex Tostado

Lansing, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new executive order rescinding her stay-home order and moving the entire state to Phase IV of the “MI Safe Start Plan” in response to COVID-19. The governor’s order will enable retailers to reopen June 4 and restaurants to reopen June 8 at 50 percent capacity. Day camps for children will be permitted to open June 8. Effective immediately, groups of 100 or less will be allowed to gather outdoors with social distancing. Office work and housecleaning services can resume. Gyms and fitness centers may conduct outdoor classes, practices and games with social distancing. Michiganders must continue to wear face coverings when in enclosed public spaces and should continue to work from home whenever possible.

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