Governor Gretchen Whitmer Signs Order That Allows Gatherings of 10 or Less, Retail By Appointment

HAMTRAMCK, MI – JANUARY 27: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stands on stage at an event where General Motors announced that GMs Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant will build the all-electric Cruise Origin self-driving shuttle on January 27, 2020 in Hamtramck, Michigan. GM will invest $2.2 billion at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant and 2200 jobs for an all-electric future for electric pickups, SUVs, and autonomous vehicles. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Thanks to an order signed Thursday morning, May 21st, by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, gatherings of 10 people or less are now allowed in the state of Michigan.

According to MLive, this order goes into effect immediately, which means you’ll be able to get together, all while social distancing, and celebrate Memorial Day.

The order also allows retail businesses and car dealerships to operate by appointment only beginning Tuesday, May 26th. Nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures can also resume.

Earlier this week, Whitmer announced that the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan would be allowed to open bars and restaurants at 50% capacity.