State Rep. Aaron Miller said Gov. Whitmer moved in the wrong direction when she put more restrictions on people and businesses while extending her stay-at-home order until April 30.
Whitmer last week ordered that stores no longer sell what she considers non-essential items and block off those areas so customers cannot access them. The governor also said she will not follow guidelines that would allow more Michiganders to safely return to work while following social distancing guidelines.
In a media release issued after Whitmer’s press conference, Miller said he agrees it is important for people to continue social distancing, but Whitmer should focus on making common-sense adjustments to allow workers who can safely do their jobs to support their families.
Miller indicated he has heard from too many people who have common-sense solutions for their particular business or workplace and he feels they are not being heard. For example, many seasonal workers and other people who work outside can safely do their jobs now while easily adhering to social distancing guidelines. Miller listed lawn care workers, landscapers and small construction crews as jobs that can be done safely without interacting with others.