Michigan Chamber Recommends Against A Statewide Stay At Home Order At This Time

March 21, 2020

Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley sent a letter to Governor Whitmer on Friday, March 20, recommends against a “Stay at Home” or “Shelter in Place” Executive Order that starts from the premise that most, if not all, 877,000 businesses in Michigan should be closed, while a select few are allowed to stay open. 

In the letter Studley states: “Not all Michigan businesses need to cease operations due to the threat of COVID-19. For example, many businesses provide essential services and goods to our citizens. We cannot risk a disruption in the supply chain or a break in the distribution cycle. In addition, many businesses have non-interruptible operations and those operations need to be protected as we move forward. Finally, we would urge you to allow businesses to continue operations unless there is a high public health risk to employees or the general public."

The letter to Governor Whitmer may be viewed here.