Michigan has now officially followed the lead of other states, including neighboring Ohio, by issuing a stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The executive order requires all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.
“In just 13 days, we’ve gone from 0 to over 1,000 COVID-19 cases,” said Whitmer. “This is an unprecedented crisis that requires all of us working together to protect our families and our communities. The most effective way we can slow down the virus is to stay home. I know this will be hard, but it will be temporary. If we all come together, get serious, and do our part by staying home, we can stay safe and save lives.”
Additionally, under Executive Order 2020-21, all public and private gatherings of any number of people who are from different households is prohibited. In other words, you are only to gather with the people with whom you already live.
It is important to know that carry out and delivery services for restaurants will remain in operation.
The order will go into effect at midnight tomorrow, March 24th. This is a developing story, but we will provide you with all of the details as they develop.
Click HERE to read the State of Michigan’s statement about the order.