Who and what is exempt from Michigan stay-at-home order
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday issued a three-week order that residents stay at home and not gather in public or private with people who are not part of their household, with exceptions. A partial list of who and what is exempted:
≤Health care and public health
≤Law enforcement, public safety, first responders
≤Food and agriculture
≤Water and wastewater
≤Transportation and logistics
≤Communications and information technology, including news media
≤Government operations and essential functions
≤Chemical supply chains and safety
≤Defense industrial base
≤Child care, but only to serve children or dependents of critical infrastructure workers
≤Suppliers of businesses or operations that employ critical infrastructure workers
≤Insurance, but only if work cannot be done by telephone or remotely
≤Those who work for or volunteer for places providing food and shelter to low-income people and the disabled
≤Workers who perform critical labor union functions, including those administering health and welfare funds and monitoring the well-being and safety of members who are critical infrastructure workers.
WORKERS NECESSARY TO CONDUCT MINIMUM BASIC OPERATIONS
≤Workers whose presence is strictly necessary to allow a business or operation to maintain the value of inventory and equipment, care for animals, ensure security, process transactions — including payroll and employee benefits — or facilitate the ability of other employees to work remotely.
People can leave their home to:
≤Engage in outdoor activity, including walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity consistent with remaining at least 6 feet from people from outside their household.
≤Perform tasks necessary to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members, including pets. Examples include getting medicine and seeking emergency medical or dental care.