Michigan Bars and Restaurants to Close By 3 PM
Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order to temporarily close theaters, bars, and casinos, and limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders only. The executive order goes into effect at 3 p.m. today--Monday, March 16th. The governor's office said the restrictions will be in place until Monday, March 30th at 11:59 p.m.
Here are the specifics of the executive order:
Acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, I order the following: 1. Beginning as soon as possible but no later than March 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm, and continuing until March 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm, the following places of public accommodation are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public: (a) Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption; 2 (b) Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption; (c) Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for onpremises consumption; (d) Theaters, cinemas, and indoor and outdoor performance venues; (e) Libraries and museums; (f) Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas; (g) Casinos licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, racetracks licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, and Millionaire Parties licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board; and (h) Places of public amusement not otherwise listed above.
Click here to see the executive order. You can also get the latest news about the coronavirus in Michigan on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website. Click here to see their special website designed to keep Michigan residents informed about the latest coronavirus news.