New Executive Order Issued - Camps for Kids, K-12 Sports, and In-Person Extracurricular School Activities May Resume Today in Michigan – Salons, Barbers, and Spas are open as well
Friday afternoon, Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, issued Executive Order 2020-120, titled “Returning Overnight Camps to Operation.”
In pertinent part, the Order allows for residential, travel, and troop camps to open as of 12:01 am on June 15, 2020, subject to the 23-page guidance issued by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (“LARA”). The guidance includes directions on migration strategies for camps, communications and training requirements, and preparedness and response requirements related to the transmission of Covid-19. In addition, it outlines guidance for attending camp, the use of safety equipment, and social distancing.
The new Executive Order also allows for K-12 school sports activities and other in-person extracurricular school activities to resume. This resumed activity, however, is expressly subject to the regional social distancing and closures of indoor facilities outlined in Executive Orders 2020-110 and -115. Recall that as of today, gyms and indoor exercise facilities are closed, and outdoor activities are limited to 100 participants in Regions 1-5, and 7—the majority of counties in lower Michigan. In Regions 6 and 8—the Upper Peninsula and some counties in northern Lower Peninsula—indoor facility use is allowed so long as such use complies with certain distancing requirements, and outdoor activities are capped at 250 participants.
Executive Order 2020-115, issued on June 5, allows for salons, barbers, spas, and other personal care facilities to open statewide today as well. This is a welcome relief for many business owners and personal-care professionals. These businesses may open, but they remain subject to the distancing and capacity requirements set forth in Executive Orders 2020-114 and -115.
To stay up to speed with all legal and business developments pertaining to Covid-19, as well as to review full details as to what all businesses must do and have in place in order to reopen for in-person work, visit our Covid-19 resource page, or reach out to your Butzel Long attorney with any questions.
Justin G. Klimko