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Advertising Restrictions in Michigan Executive Order

On April 9, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an expansion of a previously announced “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO). The EO provides additional protections for Michigan citizens and workers through April 30, 2020.

The expanded EO contains physical space limitations by retail store size. The intent is to ensure social distancing protocols are mandated in a store density environment to safely accommodate as many citizens as possible.

As part of the large store restrictions, the Governor proposes restricting advertising in large stores:

“By April 13, 2020, refrain from the advertising or promotion of goods that are not groceries, medical supplies, or items that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and basic operation of residences.”

Some advertising trade groups have been supportive of the overall health goals and protections outlined in the EO, but some question the inclusion of the advertising provision, as potentially doing more harm than good.

©2022 Greenberg Traurig, LLP. All rights reserved. National Law Review, Volume X, Number 107
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Robert Maples, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Government Policy
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Robert Y. Maples is experienced in the Washington, D.C. federal, state and public affairs arenas. He has also been an advocate for building pragmatic alliances to resolve major social issues and has pioneered strategies for addressing complex public affairs crises in collaborative versus confrontational contexts. He continues his advocacy of pragmatic alliances in furtherance of client/government collaborations among the Congress and federal agencies, and serves as state counsel on complex client public policy matters. He is experienced in complex problem solving in...

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