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Governor Whitmer extends food licensing deadline

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the local board of health are easing the burden on area businesses by extending the food service licensing deadline.

Governor Whitmer recently signed an order that pushed back licensing and registration expiration dates for food service businesses. This will give them until 60 days after the end of Michigan’s state of emergency to renew their license.

The Board of Health for District Health Department #4 has taken this a step further, extending the license renewal date an additional 90 days from the original May 1 due date. No late fees will be charged for renewing within this time frame. Health Officer for DHD4, Denise Bryan, says the health department is doing everything possible to lessen the strain on local businesses during this time and hopes this grace period will provide some relief to local food establishments.