Staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak is most important. Though information is changing rapidly, we thought it would be helpful sharing what we know.
Safer at Home order rescinded
The most recent Governor’s Executive Order (2020-110) rescinded the previous Safer at Home order on June 1st. You can continue walking, biking and being outdoors. Events and social gatherings of up to 100 people are allowed with social distancing from others outside your household.
Executive Order (2020-147) requires that everyone wear a mask in any indoor public space and “when outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six-fee or more from individuals who are not members of [your] household.”
Social distancing also means no hugs, no handshakes, no close selfies with others, and if you smoke, don’t share.
If you are feeling ill, please stay home. You don’t want to get others sick.
“We are really encouraging people to get out and walk, get out and bike, enjoy the parks as much as possible. But we’re also reminding people to be careful.” — Brad Dick, City of Detroit
You also may want to be extra careful while outside. You don’t want to get hurt and require medical assistance. We’re also hearing of motorists driving more carelessly and speeding on uncrowded streets, so be extra defensive and aware.
This Vox article discusses the coronavirus and how readily (or not) it can be transmitted between people running and bicycling. While much research is still being done on this topic, this article does seem to lay out the relative risks as known today.
Michigan Bike Shops
Bicycle shops may be open but will likely be operating under different guidelines to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. This includes shopping by appointment only. This requirement is removed on June 4th, but shops may continue operating this way. Also, not all Detroit bicycle shops will open for repair or sales so please contact them before visiting.