(WWJ) Many businesses have temporarily closed their doors for business as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, but there are still scores of grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and restaurants still open across metro Detroit. Local car dealerships are open for online sales.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive "stay home, stay safe" order that requires all Michiganders to stay put, except for necessities like health care, food and essential business. That order is in place until May 15.
Here's a look at what's still open during these unprecedented times:
-- Most grocery stores and supermarkets remain open -- including Meijer, Walmart, Sam's Club, Target, Kroger, Aldi and Costco -- while shortening store hours and offering special early morning hours for seniors and those most susceptible to the virus. Many stores are taking extra measures to keep customers and employees safe, like installing plexiglass shields in checkout lanes.
-- Car dealerships are open for online sales including LaLonde Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Imlay City, Mercedes Benz of Bloomfield Hills, Serra Chevrolet of Southfield, Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Summit Place KIA in Auburn Hills and Clinton Twp, Szott Automotive Group is open for online sales and delivery of vehicles. Feldman Automotive is open for online sales in Lansing, Livonia, Waterford, Highland, Woodhaven, New Haven, Novi and New Hudson, Taylor Ford is open for sales by appointment only or online anytime. Jack Demmer Ford in Wayne and Jack Demmer Lincoln in Dearborn are offering online sales new/preowned. Emergency service by appointment. Delivery of new car by appointment. Jack Demmer Lincoln in Dearborn. Bill Brown Ford in Livonia is offering saonline sales new/preowned vehicles. Emergency service by appointment. Delivery of new car by appointment. Varsity Lincoln Novi is the same as Brown.
-- Other daily essentials like gas stations, pharmacies, local grocery stores, hardware and pet stores also remain open.
Hundreds more restaurants are open across the metro Detroit area and can be found at detroitfoodupdates.com. Most fast food chains, including the likes of McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Arby's and dozens of others, are still open for drive-thru and curbside orders.
Customers can get food delivered from many restaurants by using DoorDash.