Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put her signature on executive orders Friday to reopen more regions of the state, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
The executive orders state that much of northern Michigan and all of the state’s Upper Peninsula can reopen salons, movie theaters and gyms starting on Wednesday. The businesses in question will still be “subject to safety protocols and procedures designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19,” the governor’s office said.
The orders further state that businesses that provide personal services — including hair and nail salons, and massage parlors — can reopen on June 15.
“Today marks another milestone in the safe reopening of Michigan’s economy,” Whitmer said in the release. “As we continue to slowly reopen different parts of our state, it’s critical that we listen to the experts and follow the medical science to avoid a second wave of infections.
“The good news is that we are headed in the right direction, and if the current trajectory continues, I anticipate we’ll be able to announce more sectors reopening in the coming weeks. We owe it to our front line workers to keep doing our part,” Whitmer added.
Source: NBC News