LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order today extending the state's stay-at-home order for a third time.
Executive Order 2020-77 takes effect immediately, unless "otherwise specified" in the document, and rescinds the last stay-at-home order. It will run through May 28.
The initial stay-at-home order went into effect on March 24 and was set to expire on April 13.
The first extension of the order took effect on April 9 and was to run through April 30.
Whitmer's second extension of the order started on April 24. It was to end on May 15.
The governor's office said today the new order will allow manufacturing workers to resume work on May 11.
"This partial and incremental re-opening will allow my public health team to evaluate the effects of allowing these activities to resume, to assess the capacity of the health care system to respond adequately to any increases in infections and to prepare for any increase in patients presenting to a health care facility or provider," the order says.
Watch today's news conference