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Read the entire executive order extending Michigan's stay-at-home order until May 1

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 15:38:07-04

(WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the state's stay-at-home order until May 1, she announced Thursday.

“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. “Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe. That’s good, but we must keep it up. When we do, we can save lives and shorten the amount of time we’re working through this crisis, which will be good for our families and good for our economy in the long-run. We can also protect critical infrastructure workers like doctors, nurses, grocery store employees, and child care workers. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that people stay home and stay safe.”

Executive Order 2020-42 prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes, unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. Businesses and operations are to designate the workers who meet those criteria, and must adopt social distancing practices and other mitigation measures to protect workers and patrons in the performance of that in-person work.

Read the entire order below.

Michigan's stay-at-home order extended until May 1 by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

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