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Boating is not banned – but discouraged – during stay-at-home order

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 13:53:05-04

(WXYZ) — Boating is not banned during Michigan's stay at home order, but it is discouraged, according to Michigan State Police.

Under the executive order, people can leave their homes and travel as necessary to engage in outdoor activity, which includes "walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household."

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But MSP is discouraging people from boating, and if you have boat trouble, someone will have to come out and rescue you and that can put them – or you – at risk.

Related: Golf courses will have to close under Michigan's stay-at-home order

They are also discouraging people from taking your kayak hours away to get on the water, as that is not essential travel.

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