Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2020
Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Safety Measures Protecting Consumers, Employees
Executive order also extends temporary licensing relief for grocery stores and pharmacies
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-71, which extends existing safety measures to protect consumers and employees at grocery stores and pharmacies until May 29, 2020. The order also extends temporary relief from licensing requirements for food sellers and pharmacies.
The executive order extends to May 29 conditions in Executive Order 2020-60, which established the following health and safety guidelines:
“We must continue protecting the health and safety of both consumers and employees at our grocery stores and pharmacies, which we rely on more than ever during this unprecedented public health crisis,” Governor Whitmer said. “Michigan has begun flattening the COVID-19 curve, but we must not take our progress for granted and continue taking aggressive action to avoid further spread of this deadly disease.”
Food sellers must also continue doing the following:
Due to increased strain on Michigan’s food service industry, local health departments, and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the governor has also extended the deadline for certain forms of licensing and registration.
To view executive order 2020-71, click the link below: