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Further Relaxation of Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

May 21, 2020

Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order was further amended today by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer via Executive Order 2020-96 (Order). The Order loosens restrictions on individual gatherings, relaxes restrictions formerly placed upon retailers and motor vehicle dealerships, and announces the pending rescission of requirements that health care and veterinary facilities implement plans to postpone non-essential procedures and services. In particular, the Order makes the following changes:

  • Beginning immediately, small social gatherings of not more than 10 people are permitted (statewide).
  • Beginning May 26, the following businesses may resume activities by appointment only (statewide):
    • Motor vehicle showrooms
    • Retail activities, provided stores limit occupancy to 10 customers at any one time (retail activities are defined to include the selling of goods and the rendering of services incidental to the sale of goods, like packaging and processing for delivery)
  • Beginning May 29, certain non-essential medical, dental and veterinary procedures may resume, subject to specified workplace restrictions.
  • The Stay Home, Stay Safe order otherwise remains in effect until May 28. All other places of public accommodation (e.g., restaurants and bars in most of lower Michigan, movie theaters, gyms, hair salons, etc.) remain closed at this time per Executive Order 2020-69.

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