Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 28, saying “we are still safer at home.”
Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” mandate states that through May 28, Michigan residents cannot leave their homes except to run essential errands, engage in social distancing outdoor activities, or commute to work.
Whitmer’s first stay-at-home order was set to expire at the end of April, before it was extended an additional two weeks to May 15.
The governor also announced manufacturing companies could resume work on May 11 as part of her “MI Safe Start Plan.”
“This is good news for our state, our businesses, and our working families,” Whitmer said. “We’re not out of the woods yet, but this is an important step forward on our MI Safe Start plan to reengage our economy safely and responsibly.”