On May 18, 2020 Gov. Whitmer issued Executive Orders No. 2020-91 and 2020-92 which provide clarification regarding worker protection during the coronavirus pandemic and amendments to the Stay Home, Stay Safe order. The Stay Home, Stay Safe order now divides Michigan into eight separate regions, with different regions subject to differing reopening timelines based on their respective progress in the fight against COVID-19. Most notably, restaurants and retail stores in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are permitted to reopen beginning May 22 subject to certain restrictions. MORE.