Governor lifts coronavirus state home order

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What does the lifting of Michigan’s coronavius stay-at-home order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer mean for the state’s residents? Here are some of the details:

• Restaurants can reopen for dine-in customers on Monday, June 8, while observing capacity limits.

• Groups of up to 100 people can gather outside with social distancing, up from a threshold of 10.

• Retailers can reopen to customers without appointments on Thursday, June 4, while observing capacity limits.

• Day camps for children and pools can open June 8.

• In-home services such as housecleaning can resume.

Office work that is not capable of being performed remotely can resume.

• Gyms and fitness centers can offer outdoor activities like classes, practices, training sessions and games, as long as participants, coaches and spectators stay 6 feet apart.

• However, some businesses where close contact is necessary — such as gyms, hair salons, indoor theaters and casinos — will remain closed.

• Michiganders must continue to wear facial coverings when in enclosed public spaces and should continue to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the community. And they should continue to work from home to the maximum extent possible.

“The data has shown that we are ready to carefully move our state into the next phase of the MI Safe Start Plan, but we owe it to our brave front-line heroes to get this right,” said Whitmer. “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. If we all do our part, our goal is to announce a shift to phase five for the entire state prior to the fourth of July. Stay smart, stay safe, and let’s all do our part.”  

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