Watch: Detroit Mayor Duggan, chief public health officer issue COVID-19 order

Detroit to keep same protective procedures in place

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, talks Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Detroit about the initiative to give about 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. As schools closed in March as part of the state's stay home order to slow the spread of the virus many suburban districts quickly moved teaching online. Detroit lagged because nine of 10 students don't have access to tablets, computers or the internet. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

DETROITDetroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the city’s chief public health officer, Denise Fair, issued a public health order on Friday regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Officials said the order is meant to protect Detroit residents and businesses. The order means the procedures that are already in place will remain in place.

You can click here to learn more about the order and the measures Detroit has taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We’re going to have to act to protect each other,” Duggan said. “In light of the legal chaos in Lansing, at this point, we need to act.”

On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new order restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings and limiting some businesses in Michigan.

The order requires masks at indoor and outdoor gatherings that involve people from different households. It also requires that bars close indoor common areas and indoor gatherings are prohibited in most areas where alcohol is sold.

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