It looks like we’ll be “Staying Home and Staying Safe” at least through June 12th.
Earlier this afternoon, Governor Whitmer extended her “Stay Home Stay Safe” Executive order through June 12th, unless she pulls it back before then.
In her address, she said while COVID-19 cases are clearly declining, we’re not out of the woods yet.
Public venues such as gyms, theaters and barbershops will remain closed.
This comes a day after the Governor relaxed certain requirements of her “Stay Home Stay Safe” Order, which went into effect back in March.
Non-essential medical procedures, and dental work, can resume next Friday, as can auto dealerships, provided customers make an appointment ahead of their arrival.
After midnight tonight, restaurants and bars can reopen at 50% capacity, with strict social distancing and disinfecting guidelines, in the Upper Peninsula and northern parts of the Lower Peninsula.
Also allowed to reopen after midnight, are retail businesses and office work, which cannot be done remotely.
The extension of this order, will continue to disrupt the lives of a majority of Michiganders.
So far, her executive orders have led to court challenges and protests at the capital as well.
Detroit’s Regional Chamber of Commerce released a poll earlier this week, which showed 64% of those polled approved the Governor’s handling of the virus, while 33% did not.