Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday that cancels events over 250 people and all large gatherings in shared spaces over 250 people. “This is about protecting the most people we can from the spread of coronavirus,” said Governor Whitmer.
The ban includes entertainment, sporting, and community events like the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Hastings that WBCH Radio organizes each year on South Jefferson Street.
The temporary restriction starts Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. and ending on Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m.
Under this executive order, all events and shared-space gatherings of more than 250 people are temporarily prohibited in the state. Certain gatherings are exempt from this prohibition, such as those for the purpose of: industrial or manufacturing work, mass transit, or the purchase of groceries or consumer goods.