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Publications | May 7, 2020
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Governor Whitmer Issues New Executive Order to Reopen Manufacturing

On May 7, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued new Executive Order 2020-77 (May 7th Order), which rescinded the prior Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Orders issued on April 24, 2020, March 23, 2020, April 9, 2020, and May 1, 2020 (collectively, Prior Orders). The May 7th Order takes effect immediately, though some changes do not take effect until 12:01 a.m. on May 11, 2020. Unless otherwise altered by this new order, all the prior stay home requirements remain in effect through May 28, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

The May 7th Order permits the manufacturing sector to resume, but such activities are subject to certain workplace safeguards.

Manufacturing May Resume Activities on May 11, 2020

The May 7th Order labels workers who may perform resumed activities as:

    Additional Requirements for the Manufacturing Industry

    The May 7th Order requires that, before a manufacturing facility may begin manufacturing work, it must be prepared to follow these workplace safeguards:

                                    Additional Requirements and Provisions

                                    The May 7th Order also contains the following requirements with respect to masks:

                                        The May 7th Order also states that no individual is subject to penalty for engaging in or traveling to engage in religious worship at a place of religious worship, or for not wearing a face covering.
                                        Warner has organized a cross-disciplinary legal team to help answer questions regarding the stay at home orders. If you have any questions or concerns related to the May 7th Order, or any previously issued stay-at-home order, please reach out to your Warner client manager or Michael Brady, Troy Cumings, Amanda Fielder, Matthew Johnson or Linda Paullin-Hebden