Some Michiganders fed up with stay-at-home order, others appreciate extension

Posted at 5:56 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 17:56:28-04

SOUTHFIELD (WXYZ) — "Today is a gift," said Reginald Stevens who took his children, Carmen and Xavier, to Belle Isle in Detroit on Memorial Day. "I don't want to be locked down and the kids don't understand. The sun is hot. The weather is good. Here we are."

While having fun on the island, Reginald said he and his children social distanced from others. And while he doesn't want to be locked down, the father from Oak Park appreciates the governor's extension of the stay-at-home order.

"I know that's bad for people that's not working. I'm not working either, but I know that (for) my safety.. I can see June 12 being a good thing," Reginald said.

At the same time, others like Steve Trevino Jr. think it's time to get back to work and extending the stay-at-home order wasn't necessary.

"I know a lot of people are getting fed up with it as well," Steve told 7 Action News. "I see we're on a steady decline, so I'm still kind of baffled on why we're still doing this so strictly."

"I think we should all go back to work and the immuno-compromised and the older people, we really need to protect," he said. "But us, as an economy, I think we all need to go back to work."