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If you’re itching to get a haircut or color, good news: Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new executive order allowing personal services including hair, massages, and nails to reopen statewide June 15.

Gov. Whitmer also reopened more regions and economic sectors under the MI Safe Start Plan.

Beginning June 10, Regions 6 and 8, which include much of northern Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula, will advance to Phase 5 of the MI Safe Start Plan, allowing the reopening of salons, movie theaters, and gyms, subject to safety protocols and procedures designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

The governor also believes the full state will advance to Phase 5 in the coming weeks.

Phase 5 allows for indoor social gatherings and organized events of up to 50 people. Outdoor social gatherings and organized events of up to 250 people are also allowed if people maintain six feet of distance from one another.

Phase 5 also allows — and this is a big one — for outdoor performance and sporting venues to open with a larger capacity limit of 500, which will allow for some outdoor graduation ceremonies.

“Today marks another milestone in the safe reopening of Michigan’s economy,” Gov. Whitmer said in a statement. “As we continue to slowly reopen different parts of our state, it’s critical that we listen to the experts and follow the medical science to avoid a second wave of infections. The good news is that we are headed in the right direction, and if the current trajectory continues, I anticipate we’ll be able to announce more sectors reopening in the coming weeks. We owe it to our front line workers to keep doing our part.”

For more information on the new orders, go here and here.

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