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Whitmer: Construction may be next Michigan sector to restart

She told Politico construction operations and other ‘outdoor enterprises’ could reopen in the next phase.
Credit: AP
In a pool photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The governor lengthened her stay-at-home order through May 15, while lifting restrictions so some businesses can reopen and the public can participate in outdoor activities like golf and motorized boating during the coronavirus pandemic. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she may soon allow construction to restart in Michigan if coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop and testing rises. 

The governor will hold a news conference Monday with business and health care leaders to discuss how she's assessing the virus’s risk in different economic sectors. 

She told Politico construction operations and other ‘outdoor enterprises’ could reopen in the next phase. 

Whitmer on Friday extended and loosened one of the country’s strictest stay-at-home orders. The measure is in effect through May 15. 

People now must wear a mask in enclosed public spaces such as grocery stores.  

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