Detroit Coronavirus Information

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the extension of the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order to at least the end of April and also imposed new rules for stores to reduce foot traffic…

Executive Order 2020-42 imposes more stringent limitations on stores to “reduce foot traffic, slow the spread of the coronavirus, and save lives.”

“Michigan has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and we’re still on the upswing. We must continue to do everything we can to slow the spread and protect our families,” said Governor Whitmer. “Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe.”

As before, people may engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, or any other recreational activity, while remaining at least six feet from people from outside a person’s household and with other restrictions imposed by prior executive orders. The order also clarifies, that travel for vacations is prohibited.

A new section of the order also imposes restrictions on stores in an effort to reduce crowds:

-Large stores must limit the number of people in the store at one time to no more than 4 customers for every 1,000 square feet of customer floor space; small stores must limit capacity to 25% of the total occupancy limits (including employees) under the fire codes.
-To regulate entry, stores must establish lines with markings for patrons to enable them to stand at least six feet apart from one another while waiting.
-Large stores must also close areas of the store that are dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, or paint.

Gov. Whitmer stated “It will take time to safely and responsibly re-open the economy, which is why we will continue to provide critical unemployment support and assistance to our small businesses during this challenging time. We will get through this if we all continue to do our part.”

Information courtesy of Local 4, Detroit