Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced new coronavirus restrictions go into effect this week to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Beginning Wednesday, bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining and carry-out or delivery only, colleges and high schools must transition to remote learning, gyms must suspend group exercise classes, non-tribal casinos and theaters will close, and organized sports will be canceled expect for professional and college levels meeting extraordinary standards for risk mitigation. Additionally, all work that can be done from home, should be. Governor Whitmer cited the need for these additional measures to prevent the coronavirus from overrunning the state’s healthcare system. These new restrictions are expected to remain in effect for three weeks.
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November 4, 2020