Michiganders told to stay home unless absolutely necessary

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says non-critical Michigan businesses will be asked to temporarily close. The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order was signed Monday will take effect at midnight. For at least the next three weeks, individuals will be allowed to leave their home only for essential work and essential needs. Individuals may leave the home or place of residence to purchase groceries, take-out food, gasoline, needed medical supplies, and any other products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and basic operation of their residences. They may also leave the house to participate in recreational activities, as well as they are at least six feet from people from outside a person’s household. Those who work in critical industries, such as healthcare, infrastructure, and public safety are also excluded.  Further details on the executive order can be viewed at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.