Governor Whitmer amends MI Safe Start Order to limit indoor gatherings, starting July 31

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisStatewide, bars are closed for indoor service and indoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people  LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020–160 and Executive Order 2020-161, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards. Under the Safe Start Order, starting July 31, 2020, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state, including in Regions 6 and 8.    “As we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Michiganders cannot afford to drop our guard. We must take every step possible to saave lives, protect the brave men and women on the front lines, and avoid overwhelming our healthcare system while we continue to combat COVID-19,” said Governor Whitmer. “After seeing a resurgence in cases connected to social gatherings across the state, we must further limit gatherings for the health of our community and economy. By taking these strong actions, we will be better positioned to get our children back into classrooms and avoid a potentially devastating second wave.”    COVID-19’s resurgence is closely associated with super-spreading events at large social gatherings, often attended by young people. An outbreak at a Lansing bar has resulted in 187 infections; more than 50 cases have been linked to a single house party in Saline; and a sandbar party at Torch Lake over the July 4 weekend led to at least 43 confirmed cases. Therefore, Executive Order 2020-160 limits statewide indoor gatherings to 10 people or less and, across most of the state, limits outdoor gatherings to 100. (The outdoor gathering limits will remain at 250 in Regions 6 and 8.)   Executive Order 2020-160 also orders that bars in every region, including those in regions 6 and 8, must close for indoor service if they earn more than 70% of their gross receipts from sales of alcoholic beverages.   Under the governor’s orders, Detroit casinos will also be allowed to open on August 5, but their occupancy will be limited to 15% capacity. Casinos must also, among other things, conduct a daily entry screening protocol for customers and employees, temperature screening. Casinos must require patrons to wear a face covering, except while eating or drinking or for identification purposes.  Executive Order 2020–160 will rescind Executive Orders 2020-110, 2020-115, 2020-120, 2020-133, and 2020-143.   Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at and   To view Executive Order 2020-160 and Executive Order 2020-161, click the links below: EO 2020-161 Emerg order – Workplace safeguards.pdfEO 2020-160 Emerg order – MI Safe Start.pdfAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious The MEA gives a failing grade to plans that would outsource virtual learningNext Michigan State Police hosts virtual recruitinglast_img read more

LA Lakers work out draft prospects who are two of their biggest fans

first_img“The biggest knock on me is if I can shoot the ball,” Brown said. “I’ve been shooting the ball pretty well at each workout. I think a lot of people have some low expectations coming in, shooting the ball 29 percent at the college 3.“So coming in, they probably didn’t expect me to shoot it well and then shoot it the way I do now. It’s been significant growth.”The Lakers have the second overall pick and are expected to take either Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram, whichever player the 76ers don’t take at No. 1. They also have the No. 32 pick, but Brown and Labissiere are expected to be gone well before that pick.Labissiere, a 6-foot-10 post player, played one season at Kentucky, where he averaged 6.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in 15.8 minutes. He said he expects to play the power forward position in the NBA.“I think I’ll play the four because of my versatility both on offense and defense. I can shoot the basketball, score inside, run the floor very well, block shots, guard small defenders,” Labissiere said.Labissiere said he is looking at pre-draft workouts as opportunities to improve. He didn’t start playing basketball in Haiti until age 11, when he grew too tall for soccer.“That’s when I switched and started watching a lot of basketball and falling in love with it,” Labissiere said.Friday’s workout was Labissiere’s second visit to the Lakers’ training facility; Kentucky used the gym last December when the Wildcats were preparing to play UCLA. He said he feels “blessed” to be working out for any NBA team.“It’s pretty cool,” Labissiere said. “If you look at my background and history, coming this far to be in this positions (means) I’ve been very blessed, and I’m thankful for it. Not everybody gets to do this, especially from my country. So I’m very blessed to be here.” EL SEGUNDO >> The Lakers took a look at two more draft prospects Friday, but it was the young players who got an inside glimpse of their favorite team.Jaylen Brown of Cal and Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere were Lakers fans growing up and that hasn’t changed as the two college standouts head to NBA draft day. Both players said Kobe Bryant was their favorite player.“I grew up a Lakers fan, watching Kobe,” Brown said. “Kobe Bryant, his mindset is one of the things I admire. I know the history of the Lakers and in my opinion, the best player ever to play is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (and) Magic Johnson. Growing up I had admiration for them (from) watching Showtime Lakers.”Of course, neither Brown nor Labissiere are old enough to have seen Abdul-Jabbar or Johnson play, but “they got NBA Classic, so you can go back and watch them,” Brown said. They didn’t need grainy vintage tape to watch Bryant, who retired after this past season. Both said they have been following Bryant’s career for years. Brown has even adopted Bryant’s grueling workout habits, hitting the gym early as often as he can.“A lot of people want to reach the level of a Kobe Bryant, but no one wants to put in the work that he did, sacrifice the things he sacrificed,” Brown said. “I’m willing to make those sacrifices. I’m willing to put in the work, so we’ll see where it takes me.”Brown might pattern his work ethic after Bryant, but he said his game is modeled after Tracy McGrady, a bigger guard who could handle the ball and shoot effectively.Brown, a 6-foot-5 guard, averaged 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in his one season at Cal and was named All-Pac-12 first team and the conference’s Freshman of the Year.He has been projected as a top-five pick in the June 23 draft, but said he still needs to improve his perimeter shooting. Brown shot just 29.4 percent from 3-point range.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more