Michigan stay-at-home order now bans visits to friends, relatives, governor says

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Touring to one other dwelling inside Michigan, even to go to buddies or relations, or to go to a trip dwelling, is now banned beneath Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus stay-at-home order, which has been prolonged till Could 1.

“Michigan has the third-highest variety of COVID-19 circumstances within the nation, and we’re nonetheless on the upswing. We should proceed to do all the pieces we are able to to gradual the unfold and defend our households,” Whitmer stated in an announcement, in accordance to Detroit’s WXYZ-TV.

Some exceptions to the order — which takes impact Saturday — are caring for a relative or their pet, a baby, an aged or disabled particular person, visiting somebody in a well being care facility, or attending a funeral with fewer than 10 individuals.

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“All private and non-private gatherings of any dimension are prohibited. Folks can nonetheless depart the home for out of doors actions…leisure actions are nonetheless permitted so long as they’re happening exterior of six toes from anybody else,” Whitmer stated in a information convention, in accordance to the Detroit Free Press.

Residents could go to a house exterior of the state or return to Michigan from one other state or drive to a Michigan state park, the Free Press reported.

“All different journey is prohibited, together with all journey to trip leases,” the order says, in accordance to WXYZ.

Terressa Carson, who lives north of Mt. Nice in central Michigan, advised the newspaper she’s relieved that residents from Detroit – the place there are extra circumstances – received’t find a way to head to her space the place a smaller variety of individuals have the virus.

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“Our hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with a surge,” Carson advised the Free Press.

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