Wayne County Coronavirus Update – Apr. 24.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has introduced a new stay-at-home order that has amended some of the State’s restrictions. Boating and travel between homes will be allowed, although the language of the order strongly advises people not to do those things. Along with these changes, the stay-at-home order has been extended until May 15.

As part of the amended stay-at-home order, businesses who operate in enclosed spaces are told that they’re able to deny customers service if they’re not wearing a mask. Coronavirus spreads through the respiratory system of the human body, so wearing a mask reduces the chances of someone getting the illness.

In partnership with Goldman Sachs, the City of Detroit has allocated $15 million in small business relief funding, meant for small businesses who were not able to receive relief funding from the federal government. It’s noted that four days after programs like the Paycheck Protection Program and others were announced, funding had already been allocated.

Another Federal Bill for relief funding intended for small businesses was approved by the US House of Representatives yesterday. Many reports of large corporations receiving funds through the original bill has drawn heavy criticism from commentators. Some corporations, like Shake Shack have announced that they will be returning the funding.

Michigan has reported a total of 36,641 cases of COVID-19. The state of Michigan also has seen 3,085 deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Wayne County reports 307 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 cases for Wayne County is 15,397.