Michigan casinos will be among several business affected after the state’s Department of Health and Human Services announced another emergency order due to the growing number of Covid-19 infection rates.
The three-week shutdown, which begins on November 18, is mostly targeted towards social gatherings and group activities Casinos, movie theaters, and group exercise classes are temporarily advised to shut down. Gyms, however, will stay open for individual exercise so long as strict safety measures are observed.
Indoor residential gatherings will be restricted to only two households at any time, and restaurants and bars are only allowed to open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery.
Professional and college sports meeting may continue without spectators, but all other organized sports events and activities must stop. Colleges and high schools may continue with remote learning and cancel in-person classes.
“In the spring, we listened to public health experts, stomped the curve, and saved thousands of lives together. Now, we must channel that same energy and join forces to protect our families, frontline workers, and small businesses,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer, said.
“Right now, there are thousands of cases a day and hundreds of deaths a week in Michigan, and the number is growing. If we don’t act now, thousands more will die, and our hospitals will continue to be overwhelmed. We can get through this together by listening to health experts once again and taking action right now to slow the spread of this deadly virus,” she added.