Monday’s Stay at Home Order Rescinded, New One Issued in its Place Allowing More Businesses to Reopen

May 21, 2020

Earlier today, Governor Whitmer rescinded the stay at home order issued Monday and issued a new one (Executive Order 2020-96) today allowing auto dealerships to begin operating by appointment statewide on Tuesday, May 26. The governor’s new executive order also lifts the requirement that health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide beginning on Friday, May 29.  Lastly, the order authorizes small gatherings of 10 people or less starting immediately, as long as participants practice social distancing.  No other changes appear to be in the order. 

The governor also signed a separate order, Executive Order 2020-97, today updating a prior rule on workplace safety. Per the amended order, reopened outpatient health-care facilities, including clinics, primary care physician offices, and dental offices, will have to adopt strict protocols to prevent infection. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will issue guidance to aid those facilities in adopting appropriate safeguards. 

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