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Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds coronavirus news briefing

More than 3,300 COVID-19 related deaths in Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (Michigan Governor's Office.)

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will hold a news conference Monday afternoon to address the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE: Whitmer introduces ‘MI Safe Start Plan’ -- What does it mean for reopening Michigan?

Last week, Gov. Whitmer announced an extension of the state’s stay-at-home order, now in effect through May 15. The new order lifted restrictions on certain business activity.

Landscapers, lawn-service companies, plant nurseries and bike repair shops can resume operating, subject to social-distancing rules. Stores selling nonessential supplies can reopen for curbside pickup and delivery. Big-box retailers no longer have to close off garden centers and areas dedicated to selling paint, flooring and carpet.

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People are now required, rather than encouraged, to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as grocery stores if they can medically tolerate it. Employers must provide non-medical grade masks to their in-person employees.

Gov. Whitmer is expected to announce more details on the state’s reopening plan this week.

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