'Stay at Home' order to go into effect at midnight

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

On Sunday evening, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a series of limitations on indoor gatherings and other activities that start Wednesday, Nov. 18. These restrictions were put in place by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

This comes from a recent increase in positive cases in Michigan. As of Saturday Nov. 14, Michigan saw over 7,000 positive cases of COVID-19.

This order will last for three weeks, temporarily closing colleges, high schools, indoor dining and other facilities. People are also ordered to work from home unless it’s impossible to do so.

These restrictions also put a halt to movie theaters, bowling alleys and casinos. Organized sports and group fitness classes will also be temporarily stopped.

Preschool through 8th grade schools can remain open, along with childcare. Restaurants and bars can remain open for outdoor dining, takeout and delivery. 

The order also allows for two-household gatherings with high precautions and small outdoor gatherings, which can be up to 25 people. 

Hair salons, individual gym exercises, retail and professional sports can also continue with the restrictions. 

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