Michigan is forcing Walmart, Costco, Target and others to shut down parts of their stores and stop selling ‘nonessential’ items
- Michigan is forcing large stores such as Walmart, Costco, and Target to close areas dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, and paint.
- These stores must also stop the advertising or promotion of “nonessential” goods by April 13.
- A number of local governments have taken similar measures, prompting stores to rope off aisles and bar certain purchases.
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a new stay-at-home order on Thursday that bars large stores like Walmart, Costco, and Target from selling “nonessential” items such as plants, furniture, paint, and more.
“If you’re not buying food or medicine or other essential items, you should not be going to the store,” Whitmer said Thursday of the new order.
With the order, Michigan joins Vermont and a number of local governments that have taken similar measures, prompting stores to rope off aisles and bar certain purchases.
—Summit County, CO (@SummitCountyGov) April 8, 2020
The Michigan order, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, specifically requires stores larger than 50,000 square feet to close areas dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]