(WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that the state will continue its stay-at-home order in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.
“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,” Whitmer said in a press release.
The order, which will now be in effect through April 30, comes with extended guidelines from the first order that was announced in March. One particular added guideline pertains to individual travel.
The extended order bans travel between two residences in the state, but allows travel to a home out of state and travel back to Michigan. There are exemptions to the ban, which involve travel required by law enforcement or by court order, which includes the transporting of a child by court order.
Individuals are also not allowed to go back and forth between vacation homes. This goes into effect after April 10.
To read the full stay-at-home executive order, click here.
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