Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Signs Executive Order To Cancel All Events Over 250 People
The mandate begins Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. and goes until Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m.
The ban comes amid a growing number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the state. As of Friday morning, when Gov. Whitmer signed the order, the number of cases was up to 12.
The governor’s executive order also closes all K-12 school buildings to students from Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5.
Under this executive order, all events and shared-space assemblages of more than 250 people are temporarily prohibited in the state. Certain assemblages are exempt from this prohibition, such as those for the purpose of:
- Industrial or manufacturing work
- Mass transit
- The purchase of groceries or consumer goods
If you have tickets to an upcoming event, wait to hear from or contact your event organization about reschedulings or cancellations. You can also see an updating list here.
Source: Fox 2