Gov. Whitmer loosens medical restrictions, partially opens businesses

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) requires people to be very conscious of how they spend their time.

May 21, 2020 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 53,510; Death toll now at 5,129

Michiganders are asked to stay home as much as possible -- but a new order issued on Thursday gives people more latitude.

For dentists who deal in everything the COVID-19 virus likes -- exchange of fluids, respiratory particles and closeness -- Dr. Tim Kosinski, whose practice the Smile Creator in Bingham Farms, believes his industry is uniquely qualified to guard against disease spread.

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“Dentistry has always been excellent in maintaining sterility and cleanliness in our practices,” Kosinski said.

Even with that, he said he’s amped up the safety with new disinfectants and high-speed evacuators to “keep the aerosols down in the practice, but you’ll never see a waiting room full again."

Buying a car will also have a different customer experience. At Hamilton Chevrolet and sister companies, Price Right and Professional Leasing Services, customer care includes a willingness to care for one another.

“We’ve spent the last six weeks not sitting on our laurels,” said David Hamilton with Hamilton Chevrolet. “We’ve built up a process to make sure that customers on sales and service side are protected.”

Customers will test drive the vehicles by themselves with out a sales person with them. It will all be appointment-based.

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