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Governor: All retail can open at limited capacity; bottle returns to begin

More mostly good news today from the governor as she issued Executive Order 2020-110, lifting the stay home requirements.

On Thursday, June 4, all Michigan retailers will be able to officially open their doors with limited capacity.

MRA’s Hallan on Governor’s latest reopening order, weekend disturbances

Statement from Bill Hallan, President and CEO of Michigan Retailers Association, on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s further reopening of retail

“We are pleased that Gov. Whitmer is allowing retailers to open their doors to customers again.

April sales drastically drop as pandemic closes Michigan stores

LANSING, Mich. – Most stores were forced to close through the entirety of April due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the results of the Michigan Retail Index reflect the expected drastic decline in numbers.

COVID-19 preparedness and response template available

Employers must assess their employees' risk as part of the COVID preparedness and response plan.

Gov. Whitmer is requiring that businesses create a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan by June 1 or within two weeks of reopening.

We’ve provided helpful instructions and an easy and effective template that you can use.

Free COVID-19 signage for your store

Here are suggested signs for your store. If you like them, download them for free, courtesy of Michigan Retailers Association.

Simply click on the link below each sign.

Our Reopening Retail guide packed with tips and a checklist

As the state allows retailers to reopen their doors, we’ve compiled relevant information in a guide to try to make it easier for you to comply with the many new health and safety requirements.

Retail reopens Tuesday to 10 people at a time; what you need to know

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is allowing stores across mid- and southern Michigan to open their doors to 10 people at a time starting Tuesday, May 26.

The Governor used the term “by appointment only.”

What will grocery stores be like post-pandemic?

By LISA J. REIBSOME

Which COVID-19 pandemic behaviors will have a lasting impact? Michigan Food News asked three industry experts to weigh in. Retail Food Industry Consultant Michael Sansolo,

Northern Michigan, UP retailers can open Friday

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today that retailers, restaurants and bars located in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Michigan (regions 6 and 8 as designated in the MI Safe Start Plan

SBA releases PPP loan forgiveness application and instructions

Here’s a helpful memo from the National Retail Federation about the just-released PPP loan forgiveness application from the Small Business Administration:

The SBA released a standardized PPP loan forgiveness application with instructions.