On April 24, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer shared that the measures put in place by Executive Orders 2020-21 and 2020-42 have been effective, and the amount of new coronavirus cases has started to drop. With that, Whitmer announced Executive Order No. 2020-59, which now allows the state to gradually resume in-person work and activities that were temporarily suspended. Citizens must proceed with caution, and they must adhere to social distancing guidelines and sanitation protocols.
The order comes a week after the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and several other green businesses announced they were filing a federal lawsuit against the state on April 17. The MNLA has posted guidelines for green businesses returning to in-person work, which can be found on its homepage in both English and Spanish here.