COVID-19

Stay-at-home order extended to May 28, manufacturing to restart Monday

Manufacturing marks largest reopening since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in Michigan.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday extended the state’s stay-at-home order while loosening up on restrictions on the manufacturing industry.

The staty-at-home order is now set to expire May 28. Meanwhile, manufacturers can go back to work Monday.

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Manufacturing makes up about 20% of the state’s economy, according to an article in Bridge Magazine.

“This is truly good news for our state,” Whitmer said. “It’s a major step forward on our MI Safe Start plan to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly”

Manufacturers will still have to abide by rules meant to keep COVID-19 from spreading. That includes daily coronavirus symptom screenings for employees, maintaining a six-foot distance between people, and barring non-employees from job sites.

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