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Michigan Governor issued a clarification on 7.2.2020 to the guidelines for what is allowed for weddings.
Here's the short version:
Indoor wedding - you are allowed to have 10 people present and all must wear a mask
Outdoor wedding - you are allowed to have 100 people present
Please remember your wedding vendors and professionals and the venue staff all count as people, we are present. So, the two of you plus me and we're up to 3, add on your two required witnesses and now we've got 5.
I know it's jarring to think of only having 10 people present at your indoor wedding but hey, a few months ago you couldn't get a marriage license!
If I participate in a wedding that does not follow the guidelines I can be fined or have my credentials revoked. As this is my passion and my livelihood I must ask that each and every couple adhere to this state mandated Executive Order,
Here is the exact wording from the Michigan.gov website;
The most up-to-date guidance on these and other mitigation strategies is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.
This matter is rapidly evolving and MDHHS may provide updated guidance.
Executive Order, 2020-110
Temporary restrictions on certain events, gatherings, and businesses - Rescission of Executive Orders 2020-69 and 2020-96
Q: What are the guest limits for weddings, receptions, or other social events held at a restaurant/banquet hall?
A: These events are subject to the limitations in sections 5 and 6 of Executive Order 2020-110, if the event takes place in Region 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7. Accordingly, if the event is outdoors and among people not part of the same household, it may not exceed 100 people; if the event is indoors and among people not part of the same household, it may not exceed 10 people. In all cases, people not part of the same household must maintain six feet of distance from one another during the event.
If the event takes place in Region 6 or 8, the event is subject to the limitations of section 7(a) of Executive Order 2020-115. Accordingly, if the event is outdoors and among people not part of the same household, it may not exceed 250 people; if the event is indoors and among people not part of the same household, it may not exceed 50 people. In all cases, people not part of the same household must maintain six feet of distance from one another during the event.
The separate capacity limits applicable to restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and like places do not allow for larger social gatherings or events to take place by reason of the fact that they are held at such venues. A central risk of a large social gathering or event is that the people who have congregated for that gathering or event will interact with one another over a long period of time. That same level of risk is not present among people who happen to be in the same establishment and are seated at different tables.
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