• Kathryn Kanuszewski

Back in Business: Updates on COVID re-openings


As mentioned by the state of Michigan’s, Governor Whitmer, some businesses will be deemed essential across the state and will begin to reopen on May 7th. This is great news for a lot of businesses. When beginning to serve their communities, the health and safety of people is the greatest priority. Limits are to be taken into consideration, and businesses are to maintain health and safety practices when providing their services. It has been stated that should these health and safety practices not be followed another outbreak of the Coronavirus will be imminent.


Who is Opening?


As confirmed in the executive order, certain businesses are able to make available their services. These services include, but are not limited to, workers in the construction industry, trade workers, and work that is done primarily outdoors. This involves technicians, inspectors, electricians, plumbers, forestry workers, landscaping/lawn care and other similar work that is done with low amounts of exposure and can be completed with a safe social distance.


Real estate will also begin to resume their face to face appointments with clients starting May 7th. This includes: agents, brokers, inspectors, appraisers, surveyors and registers of deeds. Their limits involve having showings with a maximum of 4 people on the premise of the property. No in person open houses are yet permitted at this time. Real estate companies will be required to use all precautions when buying and selling homes and meeting with clients. In fact, some are still going to try to do as much virtual business as possible, just to be on the safer side of things.


As far as the restaurants and bars their dine-in services are, at this point, not available until May 28th. When the time comes, these businesses will be required to adhere to precautions and limit their capacity to how many they can serve at a time. As stated previously, the community's health and safety is the utmost priority. We here at The Lucas Howard Group are eager to get back to business and are ready to take on what is the new normal.

The Executive Order details can be found here.


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