Monday, September 28, 2020

Michigan Legion Bingo and Post Meetings may resume with restrictions, October 9.


TO: Michigan American Legion Post Commanders,

SUBJ: Bingo and Post Meetings may resume with restrictions.

On Friday, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-183 that allows social events and gatherings of more than 10 people to occur.  Which means Posts may have meetings starting October 9, under the following conditions:

Post Meeting:

Social gatherings or organized events, i.e. Post Meetings.  "organizers and venues must limit attendance to 20 people per 1,000 square feet of venue space, including no more than 20 people per 1,000 square feet in each room (or 25 people per 1,000 square feet in Regions 6 and 8)."

If your area is 2,000 sq ft then 40 members may meet together, or 50 in upper lower peninsula, and the U.P.

Bingo may resume beginning on October 9, 2020:

Public accommodations restrictions. Until 12:01 am on October 9, 2020, and subject to the exceptions in section 9 ("Exceptions"), the following places are closed to entry, use, and occupancy by members of the public:
1.      Indoor theaters, cinemas, and performance venues;
2.      Millionaire Parties licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board; and
3.      Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, indoor services or facilities, or outdoor services or facilities involving close contact of persons, for amusement or other recreational or entertainment purposes, such as amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities, indoor dance areas, roller rinks, ice rinks, trampoline parks, carnival or amusement rides as defined by MCL 408.652(a), waterparks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
4.      While the restrictions in subsection (c) of this section are in effect, bowling centers, roller rinks, and ice rinks may nevertheless be open for the sole purpose of serving as a venue for organized sports under section 7 of this order.

Gatherings and events. Social gatherings and organized events among persons not part of the same household are permitted only to the extent provided in this section. In all cases, organizers and venues must ensure that the gathering or event complies with this section, and that persons not part of the same household maintain six feet of distance from one another, including by designing the gathering or event to encourage and maintain social distancing. This section does not apply to an incidental gathering of persons in a shared space, including an airport, bus station, factory floor, restaurant, shopping mall, public pool, or workplace (although it does apply to social gatherings and organized events held in such places).
  1. An indoor social gathering or indoor organized event of 10 people or fewer is permitted.
  2. An indoor social gathering or indoor organized event of more than 10 and fewer than 500 people occurring at a non-residential venue is permitted only to the extent that the organizers and venue:
  3. In cases where the gathering or event occurs in a venue with fixed seating, limit attendance to 20% of seating capacity (or 25% of seating capacity in Regions 6 and 8);
  4. Otherwise, limit attendance to 20 people per 1,000 square feet of venue space, including no more than 20 people per 1,000 square feet in each room (or 25 people per 1,000 square feet in Regions 6 and 8);
  5. Consistent with Executive Order 2020-153, Masks, require individuals at the venue to wear a facial covering. 
  6. An outdoor social gathering or outdoor organized event of 100 people or fewer is permitted.
  7. An outdoor social gathering or outdoor organized event of more than 100 and fewer than 1,000 people occurring at a non-residential venue is permitted only to the extent that the organizers and venue:
  8. In cases where the gathering or event occurs in a venue with fixed seating, limit attendance to 30% of seating capacity;
  9. Otherwise, limit attendance to 30 people per 1,000 square feet of event space, including no more than 30 people per 1,000 square feet in any distinct area within the event space.


Please read and follow the requirements of the Executive Order.

Sincerely,

Mark Sutton
Public Relations Director
American Legion Department of Michigan
(517) 220-2747

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