Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs order allowing professional sports to return without fans
Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order allowing professional sports to return to the state without fans. The announcement comes just two days after Major League Baseball announced it will begin a 60-game season in late July. Whitmer made the announcement by signing executive order 2020-133, which sets guidelines for professional sports to return safely, specifically without live audiences. Good news, sports fans: We are now ready to gradually and safely allow professional sports to resume in Michigan, Whitmer said. No live audiences are allowed, except for staff of the facility at which a sporting event is held and media personnel reporting on, filming or otherwise documenting the sporting event, Whitmers executive order says.