Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay-at-home Executive Order through May 28, is reopening the manufacturing industry in Michigan, and announced a plan to reopen the state in phases.

Executive Order 77 extends the stay-at-home policy for non-essential employees through May 28 and allows manufacturing to phase into returning to the labor force beginning May 11. Manufacturers may resume operations once they have met state requirements for workplace safeguards for COVID-19. These requirements are detailed in Executive Order 77, which was signed by the governor May 7.

Gov. Whitmer also outlined a six-phase plan for re-opening the state. As of May 7, Whitmer announced Michigan is in Phase 3, the Flattening phase of the MI Safe Start plan, which is broken down into the following categories:

  • Phase 1: Uncontrolled growth
  • Phase 2: Persistent spread
  • Phase 3: Flattening
  • Phase 4: Improving
  • Phase 5: Containing
  • Phase 6: Post-pandemic

Click here for complete details on the six-stage plan to reopen Michigan.