Michigan governor extends stay-at-home order through the end of the month

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an expanded executive order extending her stay-at-home order through April 30.

The order also “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.”

Under the new order, all public and private gatherings among people outside a single household remain temporarily banned.

The order also imposes restrictions on stores in an effort to reduce crowds. Here’s what the order says:

“Large stores must limit the number of people in the store at one time to no more than 4 customers for every 1,000 square feet of customer floor space; small stores must limit capacity to 25% of the total occupancy limits (including employees) under the fire codes. To regulate entry, stores must establish lines with markings for patrons to enable them to stand at least six feet apart from one another while waiting. Large stores must also close areas of the store that are dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, or paint
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