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    Dearborn Heights mayor declares second state of emergency, ordering residents to stay at home whenever possible

    Following Monday’s statewide “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Dearborn Heights Mayor Daniel Paletko ordered a similar rule specifically for residents of the city.

    In an executive order dated March 24, but not released until the morning of March 26, Paletko ordered his residents to “remain at home or in their place of residence to the maximum extent feasible,” with a state of emergency declaration.

    This is the second state of emergency he has declared during the coronavirus outbreak, both remain active “until further notice,” according to the city.

    In his declaration, Paletko said the purpose of this order, from both he and Whitmer is to help “suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed.

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