Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders reopening movie theaters, bowling alleys, performance venues and more while increasing indoor and outdoor gathering limits effective Oct. 9.

Executive Order 2020-183 allows for the statewide reopening of indoor theaters, cinemas, performance venues, arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities, trampoline parks, and more.

Non-residential indoor gatherings and events increased from a maximum of 10 people to a limit of 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 500 people in Michigan’s largest venues. Face coverings are required indoors. Non-residential outdoor gatherings and events increased from 100 people limit to 30 people per 1,000 square feet or 30 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 1,000 people. Regions 6 and 8 are subject to the same rules covered in the revised MI Safe Start order, except non-residential indoor venues may allow up to 25 people per 1,000 square feet or 25 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 500 people in the regions’ largest venues.

Whitmer also signed Executive Order 2020-185, which requires K-5 students wear face coverings in classrooms in MI Safe Start Regions 1-5 and 7. She also updated the prior order on workplace safeguards to reflect these changes with Executive Order 2020-184.