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Governor Whitmer says construction crews can resume operations by May 7

LANSING, Mich. — Another vital industry has been given the green light to re-open for business. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that both commercial and residential construction crews can resume operations in May.

“This Friday, I will be signing an executive order order that will open both residential and commercial construction by May 7th,” the Governor said.  “We are comfortable taking this step because it is a lower risk enterprise as we’ve scored risks and developed and worked with industry to make sure we’ve got appropriate protocols,” Whitmer said during a COVID-19 press briefing.

Most construction projects around the state were considered non–essential business operations and were placed on hold under the Governor’s Stay Home, Say Safe Executive Order.