WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Wayne County issued a new emergency order Friday that clarifies four of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions will remain in effect.
Executive Warren Evans issued the order to clear up confusion after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Whitmer didn’t have the authority to issue emergency orders without approval from the state legislature.
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In response, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new order requiring masks, restricting gatherings and limiting some businesses in the state. Several counties have issued their own regulations since the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Wayne County announced Whitmer’s orders are in effect now until at least Oct. 23. Specifically, these four rules were highlighted:
- Everyone must wear face masks in public spaces.
- Group events have to be limited to people or fewer. Arenas and entertainment events with