Gov. Whitmer lifts Michigan stay-at-home order

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 1st, 2020 4:17 pm

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that she is lifting the state's stay-at-home order.

"Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan," a press release reads.

Retailers will be allowed to reopen on June 4, while restaurants can resume dine-in services on June 8, both with limited capacity. Day camps and pools will be reopened, as well.

Residents must continue wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces. Although outdoor public gatherings have increased to 100 people, social distancing guidelines are still required.

"While Michiganders are no longer required to stay home, we must all continue to be smart and practice social distancing, and encourage those who meet the criteria to get tested for COVID-19," Whitmer said.

Whitmer moved 93% of the state into "phase four," with hopes to progress to "phase five" by July 4.

Movie theaters, hair salons, and gyms will remain closed, although fitness classes are allowed to be held outdoors.


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