Governor Gretchen Whitmer has set a date for when hair cutting and other personal services can resume in Michigan. Whtimer on Friday saying barber shops and salons can open up in the northern lower and upper peninsula, also know ans regions 6 and 8, starting June 10th. The same industries in downstate Michigan will be allowed to open June 15th. “As we continue to slowly reopen different parts of our state, it’s critical that we listen to the experts and follow the medical science to avoid a second wave of infections,” said Whitmer. “The good news is that we are headed in the right direction, and if the current trajectory continues, I anticipate we’ll be able to announce more sectors reopening in the coming weeks.” Also permitted in northern Michigan starting June 10th is the reopening of movie theaters and gyms, however there no set date yet for when those types of business can reopen in downstate Michigan.
Indoor social gatherings and organized events of up to 50 people are permissible. Outdoor social gatherings and organized events are also allowed if people maintain six feet of distance from one another and the gathering consists of no more than 250 people. In addition, outdoor performance and sporting venues will be open with a larger capacity limit of 500, which will allow for some outdoor graduation ceremonies.