From the Executive Director…
I am hearing rumors that Governor Whitmer will announce some relaxations of the rules of the Stay at Home Order in her 3 pm press conference tomorrow. The Detroit News reported her statement today:
“We need to keep it up. I’m hoping to say more on when we can start loosening restrictions as soon as Friday of this week,” Whitmer said.
This could possibly mean online, delivery or curbside or allowing some retail with safety restrictions. I think this is still in flux and I have heard this type of thing a couple of other days, but it was pulled back before it was announced. Hopefully tomorrow she will begin to allow the economy to get back on track at some level. This was in an alert from MIRS news this afternoon:
Gov. Gretchen WHITMER is expected to announce Friday, along with an emergency powers resolution extension, the ability for Michigan residents to golf and motorboat as long as proper social distancing measures are followed and other safety precautions are made.
The Governor is also expected to allow the paint and gardening sections of larger stores to reopen if safety precautions are followed, a dial back of her Executive Order 2020-42, which generated significant public agitation, sources tell MIRS.
My source tells me she may allow garden centers to do the same as the big box stores for the gardening items. This is all still rumor until we hear from Governor Whitmer tomorrow afternoon. Let’s hope we finally get some good news tomorrow.