Michigan's keep-at-house order prolonged news, sports, Jobs


May 23, 2020


LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order by slightly more than two additional weeks, through June 12, while keeping theaters, gyms and other places of public accommodation closed until at least then.

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About stay-at-home
Stay-at-home may refer to:

Stay-at-home dad, a male parent who is the main caregiver of the children and the home
Stay-at-home daughter, a woman who lives at home until she is married
Stay-at-home defenceman, a hockey defenceman who plays a very defensive minded game
Stay-at-home mom, a female parent who is the main caregiver of the children and the home
Stay-at-home order, a quarantine measure to control spreading of a disease

The same day retail stores and restaurants were allowed to open in the Upper Peninsula and a day after a judge ruled in her favor in a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led Legislature, the Democratic governor also extended her coronavirus emergency declaration through June 19. Both the stay-at-home measure and state of emergency had been set to expire late next Thursday, though Whitmer said extensions were likely.

“While the data shows that we are making progress, we are not out of the woods yet. If we’re going to lower the chance of a second wave and continue to protect our neighbors and loved ones from the spread of this virus, we must continue to do our part by staying safer at home,” she said in a statement.

Michigan's stay-at-home order extended | News, Sports, Jobs

The state on Friday reported 5,158 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 complications, which is the fourth-most of any state. The daily death toll rose by 29 and the number of new confirmed cases in the state increased by 403, to nearly 54,000 since the pandemic started.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

Whitmer announced the extended stay-home directive to cap a week in which she cleared the way for medical and dental procedures that had been postponed and allowed groups of up to 10 people to gather. Retailers can soon reopen by appointment only.

Bars and restaurants remain closed to dine-in customers except in the Upper Peninsula and much of the northern Lower Peninsula, where they started reopening at 12:01 a.m. Friday at 50% capacity.

“It’s crazy. Why would you miss it?” Jon Mangrum told WPBN-TV as he waited to get into a bar in Traverse City late Thursday night. “This is like a historical moment almost when everyone first goes back out when things are allowed to be open.”

Nolen Sleder, who owns Brady’s Bar in Traverse City, had a message for people who are thinking of making a road trip: Stay away from her business.

“We deserve to feel safe and I would like to keep my staff and customers as safe as I can, and I’m asking that people from downstate don’t come in until they’re quarantined or their areas are also opened up,” Sleder said.

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