Gov. Whitmer extends Michigan stay-at-home order for 5th time

by Bryan Brammer · May 23rd, 2020 11:12 am

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended the state's stay-at-home order through June 12, her fifth extension of the coronavirus mandate.

Whitmer said that although coronavirus cases and deaths are declining, the state isn't yet ready to significantly scale back restrictions.

"While the data shows that we are making progress, we are not out of the woods yet," Whitmer said in a statement. "If we're going to lower the chance of a second wave and continue to protect our neighbors and loved ones from the spread of this virus, we must continue to do our part by staying safer at home."

With the extension of Whitmer's executive order, sporting and entertainment venues, gyms, salons, and casinos must remain closed.

Earlier this week, Whitmer allowed the reopening of retail stores by appointment only and gatherings of 10 people or less.

She also extended Michigan's state of emergency through June 19, a day after a court ruled Whitmer has the governing authority to do so without approval from lawmakers.


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