Governor Whitmer Issues "Stay At Home" Order for Michiganders

From the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance: 

Effective at 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 24 for at least the next three weeks, Governor Whitmer issued a Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they're a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family.

The Executive Order prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. Sections 4b and 5a of the EO state that businesses and operations are to designate the workers that meet those criteria. Section 3 states that all individuals who leave their home or place of residence must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the CDC.

Workers that are necessary to sustain or protect life include those in health care and public health, law enforcement and public safety, grocery store workers, and more (sections 8 & 9 of the EO). Further clarity for these critical workers is included in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency guidance available here . The State of Michigan is also building an FAQ page here . Further information on Executive Orders and resources for businesses can be found here and here .

The order allows people to 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.

If you have further questions or feedback, please take our survey here so we may better assist you. 
Pat O_Brien
New hours, new curbside menu for Cafe Sante 
Cafe Sante
From Cafe Sante: In response to this difficult time in our community and a complete disruption of how we live our lives, we realize that we all need a break and some comfort in our lives. Cafe Sante has rewritten our menu reducing prices and bringing back some of your classic favorites. We are offering our new S-Car-Go curbside pick-up. Visit us online or please call your order in and we will be happy to deliver to your car upon arrival. 
Starting today, we will have "Kick it to the Curb Happy Hour" from 3-5 p.m. featuring $5 shrimp cocktail, $5 meatballs, $5 pan pizza, $5 Bavarian Pretzel, and 1/2 off beer and wine to  go.

Also, we will be offering our $5 pizzas today, Monday.

Update hours are 3 to 9 p.m.

Here is the new online ordering system.

Until we can cheers you in person, A Votre Sante!

More restaurant updates:

> Lake Street Pub and Sunnyside in Boyne City and The Whi-Ski Inn in Boyne Falls are closed for the next few weeks.

> Other restaurants are encouraged to email us with updates. We printed this list last Friday featuring those offering takeout. Obviously changes may be made as time passes. We will attempt to keep this document updated.
Good Neighbors Food Pantry continues service

The pantry distributed food to 65 families, representing 233 individuals, last Tuesday, March 17. In order to limit contact and maintain social distancing, families drove up to the door and picked up pre-assembled food boxes. The same process will be used for the foreseeable future. "We plan to do everything we can to continue to provide food for our neighbors in need," said Susan Conklin, volunteer pantry director.

"Thanks to our generous community, we have been receiving donations and offers of help." Items currently most needed by the pantry are: packs of individual string cheese and other non-sweet snacks for children; tuna fish; soups; and shelf-stable milk. Items can be dropped off at the pantry on Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Please leave the items on the table outside the pantry door. Please do not enter the pantry. People who are interested in volunteering are asked to call (231) 497-8677 and leave a message rather than coming to the pantry, since it is limiting the number of people inside, as advised by the CDC. The pantry is located at 624 State St.

Good Neighbors is committed to do its part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to serve those in need.  
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