Michigan governor exempts ‘places of worship’ from penalties for ignoring coronavirus lockdowns

According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has exempted churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples from being penalized with a misdemeanor if they violate the rule to keep assemblies under 50 people in the midst of the growing coronavirus outbreak.

“On Monday, Whitmer issued an executive order in response to coronavirus that said ‘all assemblages of more than 50 people in a single indoor shared space and all events of more than 50 people are prohibited,'” the Detroit Free Press reported. “Later in the week, the order was updated to add a part that reads: ‘A place of religious worship is not subject to penalty under section 3 of Executive Order 2020-11.’ Section three of the original order said that ‘a willful violation of this order shall constitute a misdemeanor.'”

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The original order had exceptions for health care centers, workplaces, the state legislature and mass transit.

Read the full report over at the Detroit Free Press.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.