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Gov. Whitmer has lifted Michigan's coronavirus stay-at-home order

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has lifted Michigan's coronavirus stay-at-home order – but not everything will re-open right away.

Salons, casinos and gyms will stay shuttered due to an inability to maintain proper social distancing.
Whitmer says Michiganders will be able to eat at their favorite establishments next week.

“Restaurants can reopen for indoor and outdoor seating, so long as tables can be kept six feet from one another."

That means most restaurants would have to operate at 50% capacity.

Some businesses where close contact is necessary, including gyms, hair salons, indoor theaters and casinos, will remain closed for now. Day camps for children and pools can open June 8.

Groups of up to 100 people can gather outside as long as they practice social distancing.

“I have also rescinded the safer-at-home order…provided that Michiganders continue to do their part. Wearing masks, social distancing, washing our hands to keep COVID-19 from spreading again.”

Gyms and fitness centers can offer outdoor activities such as classes, practices, training sessions and games as long as participants, coaches and spectators stay 6 feet apart.

Whitmer says the goal is to have all Michigan businesses back open by July 4th.

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