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Gov. Whitmer extends stay-at-home order to May 28

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Posted at 3:17 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 23:59:50-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer further eased her stay-at-home order today, while extending it through May 28 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitmer says auto and other manufacturing workers can return to the job next week.

She says while the state is “not out of the woods yet,” re-opening factories is an important step forward to gradually re-engaging the economy.

Manufacturers can resume operations on Monday, which is key for suppliers ahead of automakers’ planned May 18 re-start.

Plants must adopt measures to protect their workers, including daily entry screening and, once they are available, the use of no-touch thermometers.

Read the latest stay-at-home order.

Watch Gov. Whitmer's coronavirus news conference