Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retails businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both in the northern part of the state.
Executive Order 2020-91 requires all businesses to adhere to strict safety guidelines to protect their workers, their patrons, and their communities from infection.
The State of Michigan has been awarded more than $35 million in additional federal funding to help vulnerable households struggling to afford utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MDHHS Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order Monday, May 18, finding that the procedures and restrictions in Executive Orders 2020-69, 2020-71, 2020-91 and 2020-92 are needed to control the COVID-19 epidemic, reinforcing the governor’s orders and allowing for civil fines of up to $1,000 and referral to licensing agencies for violations.