The governor of the US state of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, announced the extension of the family order in the state until May 28. She also announced that Michigan manufacturing will resume on May 11. Whitmer said in a statement: “This is good news for our states, businesses, and working families. We haven’t gotten out of the predicament yet, but this is an important step forward for Michigan’s safe start plan. The plan is to reopen the economy safely and responsibly. “
This decision was announced by the Automobile Trade Organization. The decision gave auto suppliers the opportunity to reopen business five days in advance. After nearly eight weeks of work stoppage, the three Detroit automakers previously planned to restart production in North America on May 18.
The governor requires that the manufacturing plant must take measures to protect workers, including daily health screening and temperature measurement of all persons entering the plant. Employers must create dedicated entrances at each facility and suspend all non-essential personnel, including visits.
At the press conference, Whitmer announced a six-stage plan to restore normal life. She said that Michigan is in the third stage-the gradual stage, if you continue to maintain social distance, it will soon enter the stage of improvement.
This is the fourth time Whitmer has announced an extension of the home order. The Michigan state government requires residents to stay at home and close non-essential businesses unless necessary.