Governor shutting down bars, restaurants.

March 16, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Governor shutting down bars, restaurants.

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will order all bars and restaurants in Michigan to shut down dine-in services as a response to the COVID-19 coronavirus threat. The governor is expected to announce later today that the temporary shut down will go into effect at 3 p.m. today.

The executive order given by the governor today includes the closure of the following:

  • Restaurants/coffee houses/cafes
  • Bars/Taverns/Brew pubs
  • Cigar bars
  • Theaters
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Fitness centers and gymnasiums
  • Casinos
  • Places of public amusement such as bowling alleys
  • Golf courses or private clubs


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