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Whitmer restarts manufacturing, extends stay-home to May 28

Governor Gretchen Whitmer portrait

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says auto and other manufacturing workers can return to the job next week. She further eased her stay-at-home order Thursday while extending it through May 28 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer says while the state is "not out of the woods yet," reopening factories is an important step forward to gradually reengaging the economy. Manufacturers can resume operations on Monday, which is key for suppliers ahead of automakers' planned May 18 restart. Plants must adopt measures to protect their workers, including daily entry screening and, once they are available, the use of no-touch thermometers.