Gov. Whitmer made the announcement Monday during her weekly news conference.
Outdoor public gatherings, which had been limited to a maximum of 10 people, will now be allowed to have up to 100, as long as social distancing is practiced.
Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she is lifting the state's stay-at-hole order, with retailers opening this week and restaurants and bars being permitted to reopen June 8, as the state's coronavirus numbers are continuing to drop.
"While Michiganders are no longer required to stay home, we must all continue to be smart and practice social distancing, and encourage those who meet the criteria to get tested for COVID-19", Whitmer said in a statement, as The Associated Press reported.
Day camps can resume next Monday, and pools can reopen.
Gyms, hair salons, tattoo parlors and casinos will remain closed, but outdoor fitness classes, athletic practices, training sessions or games can begin.
People must continue to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces. Gov. Whitmer says she hopes to open those by July 4. Housecleaning services and other in-home services can resume. Phase 6 is "post-pandemic". "It's undeniable", said the Democratic governor, whose restrictions have been unsuccessfully challenged in court by Republican lawmakers and others.
More than 5,600 people have died from coronavirus complications in MI, fifth most in the country. She cautioned that just one person can infect many.
"I feel it would be a safer situation if I let them in by appointment", Saltzman said, citing the number of people that simply browse and touch items and surfaces, but do not buy them in the Old Town neighborhood.
More businesses in the Wolverine State will be allowed to start reopening next week.
The bars, restaurants and retail stores will have to maintain 50% capacity.