Gov. Whitmer Signs Order Reopening Movie Theaters, Updates Limits on Gatherings

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order reopening indoor theaters, cinemas, performance venues, arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities, trampoline parks, and more.

Under Executive Orders 2020-183, previously closed businesses like indoor climbing facilities and indoor theaters can reopen statewide starting Oct. 9.

Under the new order instead of being limited to 10 people, non-residential indoor gatherings and events now must limit attendance to 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 500 people in Michigan’s largest venues. Those living in the Traverse City and Upper Peninsula regions may allow up to 25 people per 1,000 square feet or 25 percent of fixed seating capacity.

Outdoor gatherings and events now must limit attendance to 30 people per 1,000 square feet or 30 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 1,000 people.

A different executive order now requires all students in kindergarten and up in regions 1-5 and region 7 to wear a face covering in classrooms.

Read the full executive order here: EO 2020-183 Emerg order – MI Safe Start

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