|Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This morning, Gov. Whitmer extended the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, which initially went into effect on March 24. It has now been extended to May 15.
Under the latest Stay Home order, individuals must wear non-medical grade face coverings while in enclosed public spaces, and employers must provide their essential workers with face coverings. Landscapers and employees of lawn-service companies and nurseries can return to work. However, they must continue to follow strict social distancing guidelines.
Non-essential retailers are allowed to open for delivery and curbside pick-up, and big box stores can reopen previously closed sections of their stores. Motorized boating, golfing (without golf carts), and individuals traveling between their residences is now allowed under this order.
Similar to the previous Stay Home order, you can go out to get groceries, medications, or gas for your car. You can seek medical care for yourself or a member of your household. You can also go out for a walk or bike ride. Individuals are strongly encouraged to limit trips to get essential items and to limit the number of household members who leave the home for errands.
If you need to go out, remember to protect yourself and others by doing the following:
- Stay 6 feet away from others.
- Wear a mask.
- Wash your hands often and well. Use soap and warm water. Lather for at least 20 seconds. If you cannot wash your hands, use sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes appropriately.
For more guidance on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC website.
For more information about the state’s response, the governor’s executive orders, and updates on the crisis visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/. Please contact my office if you have questions or if you need help with resources related to COVID-19.
Office of State Representative Kara Hope
67th House District
Anderson House Office Building #1086
Please note that this email does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice or a legal opinion. All information and materials provided here are for general informational purposes only. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.