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Michigan restaurants push governor for May 29 reopening

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Posted at 10:40 AM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 10:40:00-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan restaurants and bars are pushing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to let them reopen for dine-in service on May 29. An industry group on Friday released a "roadmap" to reopening, with guidance such as requiring masks for workers and keeping tables and bar stools 6 feet apart.

Justin Winslow, president and CEO of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association, says 20 restaurants a day are permanently going out of business under the coronavirus restrictions. Michigan reported 50 additional COVID-19 deaths and 680 more cases.

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