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Michigan retailers to reopen today without appointments, limited capacity

Posted at 11:53 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 05:58:46-04

(WXYZ) —

Michigan retailers will be able to reopen Thursday with capacity limits.

Per Governor Gretchen Whitmer's latest executive order, retailers can now reopen with no appointments; they must be at 25 percent capacity.

However, Michiganders must continue to wear facial coverings when in enclosed public spaces.

“The data has shown that we are ready to carefully move our state into the next phase of the MI Safe Start Plan, but we owe it to our brave frontline heroes to get this right,” Whitmer said in a release. “While Michiganders are no longer required to stay home, we must all continue to be smart and practice social distancing, and encourage those who meet the criteria to get tested for COVID-19. If we all do our part, our goal is to announce a shift to phase five for the entire state prior to the fourth of July. Stay smart, stay safe, and let’s all do our part.”

Somerset Collection reopened last week but closed down Monday due to protest concerns.

“Our retailers are looking forward to re-engaging with their guests thanks to Governor Whitmer’s most recent executive order,” said Nathan Forbes, managing partner of The Forbes Company, owners of Somerset Collection. “We have a laser focus on providing a safe, comfortable environment for our shoppers as they return to an activity they enjoy, shopping!”

The mall previously opened on May 29 by appointment only, and closed down Monday due to protests along Big Beaver Road.

Restaurants and bars in Michigan will be able to reopen June 8, but must operate at 50 percent capacity.

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