Governor rescinding stay-at-home order; restaurant dine-in may open June 8.

June 1, 2020

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Governor rescinding stay-at-home order; restaurant dine-in may open June 8.

LANSING — 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.

The governor’s order will allow retailers to reopen on June 4 and restaurants to reopen on June 8, both subject to capacity limits. Day camps for children will likewise be permitted to open on June 8. Effective immediately, groups of 100 or less will be allowed gather outdoors with social distancing. Office work that is not capable of being performed remotely can resume. And in-home services, including housecleaning services, can resume operations.

“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 Governor 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.”

The governor did not rescind the requirement of wearing facial coverings when in enclosed public spaces. People are also encouraged to continue to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the community. People are also encouraged to continue to work from home to the maximum extent possible.

“The governor and I, along with a team of experts, have determined that our state is ready to move into the next phase of the MI Safe Start Plan,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services chief deputy for health and chief medical executive. “Hospitalization numbers are down, our front line workers have PPE (personal protective equipment) to last them several weeks, and the number of positive cases and deaths are declining. We will continue to monitor the data and work closely with local health departments to ensure Michiganders practice safe social distancing. On behalf of our health care professionals and first responders on the front lines, we must all be smart and be safe.”

Subject to local regulation, gyms and fitness centers may conduct outdoor classes, practices, training sessions, or games, provided that coaches, spectators, and participants maintain six feet of distance from one another during these activities. Outdoor pools can also reopen, with restricted capacity.

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