Governor Whitmer has extended the "Stay Home. Stay Safe Order" by issuing a new Executive Order, 2020-42. This Order re-affirms the measures set forth in Executive Order 2020-21 (and replaces the Order), extending the "stay home, stay safe" measures through April 30, 2020.
In the Governor's press release, she says "The measures put in place by Executive Order 2020-21 have been effective, but this virus is both aggressive and persistent: on April 8, 2020, Michigan reported 20,346 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 959 deaths from it. To win this fight, and to protect the health and safety of our state and each other, we must be just as aggressive and persistent. Though we have all made sacrifices, we must be steadfast. Accordingly, with this order, I find it reasonable and necessary to reaffirm the measures set forth in Executive Order 2020-21, clarify them, and extend their duration to April 30, 2020. This order takes effect on April 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm. When this order takes effect, Executive Order 2020-21 is rescinded".
The order will continue to prohibit public and private gatherings among people outside a single household, and orders individuals to stay home unless their work or activity is deemed essential.
Notable changes from the original "Stay Safe, Stay Home" Order include limiting travel between two residences in the state. People will have through April 10 to travel to another residence in the state, after which point the travel will be deemed unnecessary until the order expires.
Another new addition to the order requires large stores to limit the number of people in the store at one time to no more than 4 customers for every 1,000 square feet of customer floor space. Small stores must limit capacity to 25 percent of the total occupancy limits, including employees, under fire codes.Stores will be required to establish lines with markings to ensure six feet of social distancing while customers wait to enter the store. Areas of the store dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries or paint must close or remain closed.