GENERIC: Gardening

On Thursday, April 9, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended her "Stay Home, Stay Safe," executive order through the end of April.

As part of Executive Order 2020-42, Whitmer also placed restrictions on stores including how many people are allowed in the store at a time and what type of items they can sell.

Large stores must limit the number of people inside to no more than four customers for every 1,000 square-feet of customer floor space. Small stores must limit capacity at 25 percent of the total occupancy limits.

Large stores must also close areas of the store that are dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, or paint.

""We've been partnering with the state for some time to share our efforts to keep our associates and customers safe, including customer limits in stores, pausing spring promotions to avoid driving foot traffic, and implementing many social distancing and safety measures. We’ll continue to ensure our stores are in compliance as we work to provide essential items to our customers and communities," The Home Depot said.

A spokesperson for Kroger said they are working through plans on adhering to the new guidelines.

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I guess Michiganders not being able to garden, even buy seeds or not painting their homes will put an end to that Wuhan Flu. Whitmer, you are an embarrassment to the state of Michigan. Never voting Dem again.


How is gardening not essential? We help feed our family thru the winter from the produce we grow and can. Rediculous..


governor half whit is using this opportunity to hone in on her socialism tactics, what difference does it make to stop people from buying paint?


People are locked down. People need things to do at home. Ill bet the Governors mansions lawns are well manicured. Martial Law!

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