COVID-19 Update: Resuming Operations

Yesterday, Governor Whitmer ended her Stay-at-Home Order through Executive Order 2020-110.   Many businesses are allowed to open immediately.  Every work place is required to follow all the requirements set forth in Executive Order 2020-97, all of which were set forth in the May 20th blog post. “Up North” opened a couple of weeks ago.  The rest of the State may now follow suit.  Work that can be done remotely should still continue in that fashion.

Retailers: Currently can have appointments with up to 10 customers at a time and can resume full operations on June 4.
Restaurants & Bars:   Currently can offer takeout.  Can reopen fully on June 8 subject to capacity limits.
Outdoor Public Pools: Can open June 8 (limited to 50% capacity).
Day camps for children: Can open June 8 (other camps must all remain closed).
Libraries & Museums: Can open June 8.
Allowed: Outdoor fitness classes, athletic practices, training or games are permitted so long as 6-foot distancing is maintained between people not part of the same household, equipment shared minimally, and frequent cleaning occurs.
Still Closed: Indoor pools, gyms, fitness centers, sports facilities, hair salons, nail salons, massage, spa services, tanning, indoor theaters, tattoo parlors, casinos licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, and indoor amusement or recreation facilities(such as amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks and trampoline parks).
Other requirements:
  • Face coverings are required in all enclosed public spaces.
  • Indoor social gatherings: Limited to 10 or less people.
  • Outdoor gatherings:  Limited to 100 people so long as 6-foot distancing maintained.
A violation of the Order is a misdemeanor under Michigan law.
As always, everyone has unique circumstances so the above is not legal advice.