Gretchen Whitmer Will Let Some Retail Businesses Reopen Friday in MI

Gretchen Whitmer Will Let Some Retail Businesses Reopen Friday in MI

The partial reopening includes two regions - 6 and 8 - what consist of 17 northern MI counties and the entire Upper Peninsula.

Restaurants and bars that choose to reopen will have to limit their seating capacity to 50 percent, with tables placed at least 6 feet apart and servers required to wear facial coverings.

"I think it will be a tough road back for numerous businesses, because people may be nervous about venturing out, but I believe there will be people who will be excited to return to work and start being to serve their patrons in the safest manner possible", he said.

On Wednesday, Trump threatened to withhold funding from MI over its plan for expanded mail-in voting, saying without evidence it could lead to voter fraud.

Workers must be trained on infection-control practices, the use of personal protective equipment, and how to report symptoms and or unsafe working conditions. "I want encourage everyone to stay smart and stay safe".

Whitmer echoed Carruthers' call for vigilance, emphasizing the importance of adhering to social distancing guidelines to prevent a second coronavirus wave in the state later this year. The two areas that are allowed to reopen are considered regions 6 and 8 in Whitmer's plan. Monday's announcement of the reopening of some businesses in some sectors of the state adds to that optimism. "As such, the Marquette County Health Department (MCHD) will need to meet to discuss its implications and then determine the health department's role and response".

Stephens also dismissed a similar lawsuit from two residents challenging Whitmer's authority to allow extensions for local governments under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act during the coronavirus pandemic. Campgrounds and lodging will not be reopening at this time.

The state now waits to see if the "Stay Home Stay Safe" Executive Order, set to expire on the 28th, will be extended or not.

"We've taken significant steps forward to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly over the past few weeks".

"Sparing lives and protecting the health and well-being of people is a noble pursuit". "Livelihoods throughout the U.P. have been irrevocably lost. Perhaps worse, I have been in touch with families who've lost people to suicide and those who have considered it due to despair or untreated pain".

This is phase four of the governor's six phase plan, known as the "improving" phase.

Region eight includes the following counties: Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw, Iron, Baraga, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, Delta, Alger, Schoolcraft, Luce, Mackinac and Chippewa.

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