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Published 3/24/2020
11:21am

Details of Governor's Executive Order Means You Can Continue Supporting Local Eateries On the "Takeout Tour"

Support Local Eateries -- Grab Takeout or Delivery During the Lockdown

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All restaurant dining rooms and bars in the state of Michigan remain closed as Governor Whitmer ordered all residents to "Stay Home, Stay Safe" on Monday. However, Executive Order 2020-21, continues to allow restaurants to operate takeout, drivethru and delivery service, and allows residents to leave their home to buy food. This is a tremendous opportunity for us all to continue to support our local businesses in this very difficult time.
*Subject to change without notice

On Thursday, March 19th, The Durand Now Network of local news websites kicked off the "Shiawassee Takeout Tour," to encourage you and others to patronize local establishments, even as their dining rooms were not available. When Governor Whitmer initially issued her Executive Order, we were afraid this would put a stop to the tour, but the text of the order allows our local eateries to continue to operate and allows us to continue to support them, so that's what we need to do! The same is true for our local grocery store and all other local businesses that have been deemed essential and remain open.

Just be sure to practice social distancing during this time. That means staying at least 6 feet away from others if you are in a public space. This helps curb the spread of Coronavirus.

There are now more than 1,300 cases in Michigan and hundreds more are being reported each day. There have been 15 deaths in Michigan so far. Get daily updates here.

So get your grub and #EatUP while you "Stay Home, Stay Safe."

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Update 3/22/2020

Art Van Furniture is suspending its liquidation sales due to the COVID-19. The Warren-based retailer said Thursday that it is following guidance by public health authorities. 

Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills and Twelve Oaks in Novi will close their doors through at least March 29th. The owner of both malls, Taubman Centers, is closing down nearly all of its malls nationwide. 

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is helping kids stay busy at home during school closures. The museum is closed, but its online portal to fun and activities is open.

An aging bridge in Detroit over I-94 is closed for repairs until Sunday. The Cass Avenue bridge between West Palmer and Antoinette has been shut down by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  

Operations at Flint Assembly have stopped due to concerns over the coronavirus. Employees were told Flint Assembly operations wrapped up after second shift. Flint Assembly will be back to operation March 30th. 

Ferris State University is closing all residence halls on campus as it offers online classes to students during the coronavirus outbreak. Ferris will offer remote instruction through June 1. 

Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar is keeping busy during the coronavirus pandemic. He held a telephone town hall Thursday afternoon and says he’s worked on legislation to help the country and Michigan.