Gov. Whitmer extends Michigan's stay at home order to May 28

NOW: Gov. Whitmer extends Michigan’s stay at home order to May 28

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday she is extending the stay at home order until May 28. She also released her 6 step plan to reopen the economy. [Read the plan]

She is also allowing workers at manufacturing plants to resume work on May 11.

"This is good news for our state, our businesses, and our working families,” said Governor Whitmer. “We’re not out of the woods yet, but this is an important step forward on our MI Safe Start plan to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly. As we continue to phase in sectors of our economy, I will keep working around the clock to ensure our businesses adopt best practices to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19. When we all keep doing our part, we can reduce the risk of a second wave and re-engage our economy safely and responsibly.”

Manufacturing facilities must create a daily screening protocol for workers and any visitors, including a questionnaire covering symptoms and exposure to those with possible COVID-19, as well as temperature screenings.

All businesses in the state, including manufacturers, must require masks to be worn when workers cannot consistently maintain six feet of separation from others, and consider face shields for those who cannot consistently maintain three feet of separation from other workers.

The governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order will remain in effect until May 28.

Under the order, residents cannot leave their homes except to run critical errands, to engage in safe outdoor activities, or to go to specified jobs.

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