Stay-at-home order extended until May 15

Executive order also lifts restrictions on lawn care, golfing, and boating.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday extending the state’s stay-at-home order until May 15. The previous order was set to expire April 30.

The governor’s order also loosens up some restrictions. Some previously restricted businesses and activities will be allowed to resume. Among them:

  • Landscapers, lawn service companies, and nurseries can reopen.
  • Big box stores can reopen closed areas of their stores.
  • Retailers that sell non-essential products may reopen to curb-side pickup.
  • Bike repair and maintenance companies can resume business.
  • Residents can engage in motorized boating.
  • Golf courses can reopen, though golfers cannot use golf carts.
  • Residents will be allowed to travel between homes in different parts of the state, though this is still being discouraged.

At the same time, the governor’s order requires people to wear “homemade, non-medical grade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces.”

“With new COVID-19 cases leveling off … we are lifting some of the restrictions,” said Governor Whitmer in a press release. But, “the overarching message today is still the same. We must all do our part by staying home and staying safe as much as possible.”

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