Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the length of time Michigan residents are to stay at home until April 30 and added more restrictions for individuals and businesses under the Extended Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order.

Whitmer signed the new extended order, which takes effect at 11:59 p.m. April 9. The original Executive Order was scheduled to expire on April 13.

The extended order includes more restrictions for stores. Big box stores must close off specific areas inside the stores for non-essential items including: carpet, flooring, paint, furniture, garden centers and nurseries. Stores are restricted to limiting the number of people inside at the same time, based on the square footage of the store. Stores also must establish marked areas to stand in line, enabling customers to stand at least 6 feet apart.

Under the order, individuals should limit the number of household members running errands. Among other new restrictions, residents will no longer be permitted to travel between two residences in the state effective after April 10.

Please click here for the Extended Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order for more information.