Automotive industry can resume manufacturing Monday

Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order has been extended to May 28; but manufacturing employees, particularly those in “Michigan’s Big 3 auto companies,” can be allowed to resume work May 11 under certain conditions.

Those were among the announcements made Thursday by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (Click here for a video clip)

“We’re not out of the woods yet, but this is an important step forward on our MI Safe Start plan to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly,” Whitmer said. “As we continue to phase in sectors of our economy, I will keep working around the clock to ensure our businesses adopt best practices to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19. When we all keep doing our part, we can reduce the risk of a second wave and re-engage our economy safely and responsibly.”