Restaurants, casinos, theaters, gyms & more will continue to be closed through May 28

Posted at 9:12 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 09:12:11-04

(WXYZ) — Restaurants, casinos, movie theatres, gyms and more will remain closed through at least May 28 under a new executive order signed by Gov. Whitmer on Thursday night.

Executive Order 2020-69 extends on the previous order that temporarily closed places of public accommodation.

“Although we are beginning to see the curve flatten, we are not out of the woods yet. We must all continue to be diligent, observe social distancing and limit in-person interactions and services to slow the spread of COVID-19," Whitmer said in a release. “Michigan now has more than 40,000 cases of COVID-19. The virus has killed more Michiganders than we lost during the Vietnam war. Extending this order is vital to the health and safety of every Michigander. If we work together and do our part, we can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.”

Those businesses will still be able to offer carry-out and delivery services, and my allow five people inside at a time to pick up orders.

These restrictions do not apply to the following locations: office buildings, grocery stores, markets, food pantries, pharmacies, drug stores, and providers of medical equipment and supplies, health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, and industrial and manufacturing facilities.

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