Lounges and bottle returns reopen: an updated list of what’s allowed in Michigan


Some have measured the coronavirus pandemic in weeks and months. Others measure it by the length of their hair and the growing number of empty bottles and cans waiting to be cashed.

But as of Monday, June 15, hair can be cut (professionally) and bottle returns reopen in Michigan, as part of the latest round of easing COVID-19 restrictions.

Personal care services throughout Michigan are allowed to reopen Monday – this includes hair salons, nail salons, tanning, massage, traditional spa, tattooing, body art, piercing services and similar services. Northern Michigan Regions 6 and 8 were authorized to open such services on June 10.

Other activities and services may also restart on Monday, including bottle returns, school sports leagues and camps, and night camps.

Most restart activities have new restrictions, such as capacity limits and mask requirements, under the executive orders of Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

What is still not allowed? This list includes casinos not located on tribal lands, gymnasiums not located in northern Michigan, and indoor theaters.

For a list of what Michiganders can and can’t participate in, check out the dashboard below, or click here if you are watching on mobile.


In addition to washing your hands regularly and not touching your face, officials recommend practicing social distancing, assuming anyone can carry the virus.

Health officials say you should stay at least 6 feet from others and work from home, if possible.

Use disinfectant wipes or disinfectant spray cleaners on frequently touched surfaces in your home (doorknobs, faucets, counters) and take hand sanitizer with you when you go to places like stores.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also issued an executive order requiring people to wear facial covers over the mouth and nose inside closed public spaces.

Additional information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.


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