Michigan Bans Retailers From Selling 'Non-Essential' Items
Updated: Apr 17, 2020
Business Insider | April 10, 2020
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a new stay-at-home order that bars large stores like Walmart, Costco, and Target from selling "non-essential" items such as plants, furniture, paint, and more. The order requires stores larger than 50,000 square feet to close areas dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, or paint.
As well as not being able to sell "nonessential" items, these stores must also stop the advertising or promotion of goods by April 13 that are not "groceries, medical supplies, or items that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and basic operation of residences," the order states. The order is set to remain in effect until May 1.