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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer Spends Friday Working at Local Salon in Grand Rapids

June 26, 2020
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer brought her “Work With Whitmer” tour to Grand Rapids, where she visited two businesses that have reopened under the governor’s MI Safe Start Plan.  

The governor started her day at Reflections Hair Salon, where she worked alongside stylists to learn about their craft and help clean equipment on the studio floor. The governor later purchased some juice from Malamiah Juice Bar in downtown Grand Rapids. During her visits, she spoke with both small business owners about how COVID-19 has impacted their business and how they are continuing to stay safe and protect against the virus.  

“This was a great opportunity to see firsthand how Michigan’s small businesses are getting back to work safely and responsibly,” said Governor Whitmer. “I had a fun time learning from the stylists at Reflections about the precautions they are taking to keep their staff and customers safe, and they made sure to put me to work. We’re not out of the woods yet, but if we all keep doing our part, I know we can build a Michigan that is safer and stronger for everyone.” 

Currently, most of Michigan is Governor in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan. A few weeks ago, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-91 which requires businesses to adhere to strict safety guidelines to protect workers, patrons and their communities from infection.