Governor Whitmer announced an extension of the stay-at-home order to May 15. Some previous restrictions have however been lifted.
Landscapers, lawn care services, and greenhouses will be allowed to go back to work while observing social distancing and wearing PPE. Non-essential retailers will be allowed to open for curbside pickup or delivery. Big box store areas like gardening and painting sections are allowed to operate. Bike repair shops can open.
Some previous personal restrictions are now open as well. These include boating and travel between residences. Golf courses can open as well, but the use of golf carts are prohibited.
While some restrictions have been lifted, Governor Whitmer urges caution and discourages too much travel. That includes not visiting grocery stores that aren’t in your immediate area, and to stay away from rural hospitals as they are not equipped to combat COVID-19. The state will observe case numbers going forward as restrictions eventually get lifted. You can view the new executive order at michigan.gov website.
Republican leaders are calling legislators back to the capitol today (4/24) in an attempt to limit Governor Whitmer’s emergency authority. The governor is expected to make an announcement today at 11 a.m. to extend the stay-at-home order.
Detroit Parks and Recreation will suspend summer programs due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. This includes summer fun centers, summer day camp, athletic leagues, events, classes, and other programs.
Breweries all over Michigan are teaming up to brew a special “All Together” beer to help raise funds for impacted service workers. Proceeds will go to hospitality workers, many of whom have lost their jobs due to the virus. Ten Michigan breweries have already committed, including Griffin Claw in Birmingham MI. Visit this article to view the other breweries involved.
University leaders are looking at the fall 2020 semester, as all current classes have moved online due to the pandemic. Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and University of Michigan have all made statements. Both MSU and UofM are planning on students being on campus. Wayne State however is planning for online classes in the fall.
Visit the Oakland County website to view updated numbers on how your area has been affected by COVID-19. You can search the interactive map by clicking on your location, or typing in your zip code. Recent data shows a total of 6,634 cases in the county, 1,852 recoveries, and 567 deaths.
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