Michigan Governor Whitmer eases restrictions after holiday weekend
Blossomland News (Lansing, MI) - Part of the State of Michigan's Safe Start Plan is rolling out. Michigan Governor Whitmer announced today that on Tuesday, May 26th, after the holiday weekend, auto dealerships and retail businesses can open by appointment.
Nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures can resume on May 29th and gatherings of 10 or more people are now allowed provided you practice social distancing.
Restrictions have also been lifted for the Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula regions of Michigan as the data indicates those areas are now safe for reopening.
It is still not safe to go out in most of Michigan or to travel to another state. If you need to run an essential errand health experts recommend wearing personal protection equipment. Practice Social Distancing: Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people, Do not gather in groups, Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
According to the CDC, "In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world.
Limit close contact with others outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you—or they—have no symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.".
Written by: Nate Smith-Manley