Rochester Hills Passes Resolutions to Help Businesses Recover

At a special meeting of the Rochester Hills City Council on June 1, the Council unanimously passed resolutions to support local businesses recovering from the extended COVID-19 shutdown.

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These resolutions allow restaurants to temporarily add or expand outdoor dining/seating up to 75% of their current interior seating; allow other businesses to shift a portion of their operations outdoors and allow temporary signs without seeking a permit. Council President Ryan Deel said, “I am so proud of the support City Council has shown to our local businesses. This will allow the flexibility for local area businesses to find innovative ways to serve customers as Michigan re-engages the economy.” The move came just hours after Governor Gretchen Whitmer lifted the state’s stay-at-home order and announced that Michigan bars and restaurants can reopen at 50% capacity on June 8.

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