Whitmer’s New Order Bans ‘Travel Between Residences’ in Michigan
If you're thinking about riding out the 'Stay at Home' order at your cabin up north, you better think again.
Starting Saturday, Gov. Whitmer expects everyone to stay put. The revised order means Michigan residents will no longer be able to hop in the car to visit friends and relatives, or head Up North to their secondary or vacation homes.
Up until this point, Michiganders have been able to travel between residences within the state. Now residents are not allowed to travel to cottages or rental homes in Michigan. Residents can however travel to secondary residences out of state. The new order came with the 'Stay at Home' extension going through April 30th.
Of course their are exceptions to the order such as caring for a relative, an elderly friend, or a pet. The order also allows for visiting a nursing home, attending a funeral with no more than 10 people, or complying with court ordered child custody situations.
Michigan residents have until the end of the day Friday to basically "pick a place" to reside until May 1st. Those who do not comply and continue travel between two homes will face fines and penalties for violating the order. This time of year is a busy time for "snowbirds" returning from spending the winter season in the south, but those individuals are considered exceptions.
Spring is usually a prime time for Michigan residents to head to their summer homes and cottages to ready them for the summer season. The new changes by Gov. Whitmer, of course, have not been met with open arms.