Face mask rule for groceries extended to June 12

The governor extended the grocery rules as well as rules for visitation at medical facilities.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended rules governing how grocery stores should operate during the coronavirus pandemic. The rules will now expire June 12, the same time as the current stay-at-home orders.

The order requires both employees and customers to wear face masks while in grocery stores. It also requires groceries and pharmacies to dedicate at least two hours per week to allow only vulnerable populations to shop, and requires the stores to notify employees if a co-worker tests positive for COVID-19.

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Whitmer also extended rules governing medical and other large facilities. In orders now set to expire June 26, hospitals, nursing homes, juvenile justice facilities, and others may not permit visitors. However, those rules may be loosened as circumstances permit.

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