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Upper Peninsula (Region 8) Moved to Phase 4

October 2, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-192, moving Region 8 (Upper Peninsula) back to Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan. The executive order will go into effect Friday, October 9 at 12:01am.  The governor’s order will implement the following changes in the Upper Peninsula: 

  • People who can perform their work remotely will be required to do so; 
  • Social gatherings and organized events will be subject to the new Phase 4 limits in Executive Order 2020-183: indoor residential – 10 people or less; indoor non-residential may allow more, depending on the size of the facility and subject to formulas in the order.  
  • Stores of less than 50,000 square feet must limit number of people in store, including employees, to 25% of total occupancy limits. Stores of 50,000 square feet or more must limit customers to no more than 20 people per 1,000 square feet of customer floor space, and allow 2 hours of week dedicating shopping time for vulnerable populations. 
  • Schools must require face coverings at certain times, including in the classroom, among other requirements. 

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