Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed
Executive Orders 2020-114
Friday June 6, 2020
further reopen northern Michigan’s economic sectors under the MI Safe Start Plan.
, Regions 6 and 8 — which include much of northern Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula — will advance to Phase 5 of the Governor’s
MI Safe Start Plan
Phase 5 allows the reopening of the following industries:
- Salons, Movie Theaters, and Gyms
These are subject to safety protocols and procedures designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
, personal services including hair, massages, and nails will reopen statewide. Work that can be performed remotely (i.e., without the worker leaving his or her home or place of residence) should be performed remotely.
Though the remaining regions, 1 through 5 and 7, will remain in Phase 4 under today’s executive orders, the Governor has said she expects the entire state will advance to Phase 5 in the coming weeks.
Under Phase 5, indoor social gatherings and organized events of up to 50 people are permissible. Outdoor social gatherings and organized events are also allowed if people maintain six feet of distance from one another and the gathering consists of no more than 250 people. In addition, outdoor performance and sporting venues will be open with a larger capacity limit of 500, which will allow for some outdoor graduation ceremonies.
Businesses must adhere to the safety precautions outlined in Executive Order 2020-114. The order contains new workplace safeguards for gyms, in-home services, hair salons, and entertainment venues.
Following these safeguards will ensure that workers and patrons alike remain protected as the state moves to reopen and prevent a second wave.