Gov. Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City RegionsMay 18, 2020
The partial reopening will take effect on Friday, May 22. Cities, villages, and townships may choose to take a more cautious course if they wish, the order does not abridge their authority to restrict the operations of restaurants or bars, including limiting such establishments to outdoor seating.
All businesses that will reopen in regions six and eight must adopt the safety measures outlined in Executive Order 2020-91. That means they must, among other things, provide COVID-19 training to workers that covers, at a minimum:
- Workplace infection-control practices
- The proper use of PPE
- Steps workers must take to notify the business or operation of any symptoms of COVID-19 or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
- How to report unsafe working conditions
Restaurants and bars will also have to limit capacity to 50% of their normal seating to keep groups at least six feet from one another, to require their servers to wear face coverings, and to follow rigorous disinfection protocols.
Region six in the governor’s MI Safe Start Plan includes the following counties:
- Grand Traverse
- Presque Isle
Region eight in the governor’s MI Safe Start Plan includes the following counties:
To view Executive Order 2020-92, click the link below: