Stay Home Extended Until June 12

Stay at Home Order Extended until June 12 and State of Emergency Extended until June 19 Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-100 to extend Michigan’s Safer at Home order until June 12, 2020. The governor’s order also protects Michiganders from the spread of COVID-19 by extending the temporary closure of certain places of public accommodation such as theaters, gyms, and casinos. The governor also signed Executive Order 2020-99 to extend the state of emergency … [Read more...]

Reopening Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses by Appointment and Nonessential Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Procedures

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-96 to reopen retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment statewide on Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The governor’s executive order also lifts the requirement that health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide beginning on Friday, May 29. And the order authorizes small gatherings of 10 people or less starting immediately, as long as participants practice … [Read more...]

Upper Peninsula and Traverse City Area Start to Reopen

Governor Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula and Traverse City Regions. Businesses that Reopen Must Adopt Workplace Safety Measures to Protect Employees and Customers. Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both in the northern part of the … [Read more...]

Executive Order to Create a Return to Learn Advisory Council

Governor Whitmer Announces Process to Chart Path for the Safe and Equitable Reopening of Schools Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of the Return to Learning Advisory Council via Executive Order 2020-88, formalizing a process for determining how schools may be able to reopen in the fall. The panel – which will be comprised of students, parents, frontline educators, administrators, and public health officials – will be tasked with providing the COVID-19 Task Force on Education … [Read more...]

Six Phases of Safe Start Plan and Manufacturing Resumes May 11

Governor Announces Michigan is in Phase Three Governor Gretchen Whitmer detailed the six phases of her MI Safe Start Plan to re-engage Michigan’s economy. The governor has worked with leaders in health care, business, labor, and education to develop the plan, and announced today that Michigan is in phase three. The phases of the pandemic include: UNCONTROLLED GROWTH: The increasing number of new cases every day, overwhelming our health systems. PERSISTENT SPREAD: We … [Read more...]

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Limiting Places of Public Accommodation

More Extensions from the Governor, Effective through May 28 Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-69, which extends her previous order that temporarily closes certain places of public accommodation such as theaters, bars, casinos, and more. In order to maintain social distancing the order also limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders. “Although we are beginning to see the curve flatten, we are not out of the woods yet. We must all continue to be … [Read more...]

New Order Lifts Some Restrictions, Extends Others, and Adds Homemade Mask Rule

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Directs Michiganders to Wear Homemade Masks in Enclosed Public Spaces, but also Lifts Restrictions on Activities like Lawn Care, Golfing, Boating Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15. The new order will require people to wear homemade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also lift some restrictions on outdoor activities and … [Read more...]

Midwest Governors Announce Partnership to Reopen Regional Economy

Today, Governors Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), JB Pritzker (IL), Eric Holcomb (IN), and Andy Beshear (KY) announced that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region.   The governors said: We are doing everything we can to protect the people of our states and slow the spread of COVID-19, and we are eager to work together to mitigate the economic crisis this virus has caused in our region. Here in the Midwest, … [Read more...]

Enhancing Hospital Capacity and Allowing Public Meetings to be Held Electronically

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Orders Enhancing Hospital Capacity, Allowing Public Meetings to be Held Electronically Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Orders 2020-48 and 2020-49, which extend two executive orders signed last month. These executive orders: Relax the requirements of the Open Meetings Act to allow public bodies to conduct meetings remotely while facilitating public participation Relax regulatory requirements on hospitals and care facilities in order … [Read more...]

Driver’s Licenses, State ID Cards, Vehicle Registrations Expiration Extended

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Extending Expiration of Driver’s Licenses, State ID Cards, Vehicle Registrations Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-47, temporarily extending the expiration of valid driver’s licenses, state identification cards and commercial vehicle registrations that would otherwise expire during the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration. The temporary extension does not apply to motorists with suspended or revoked driver’s … [Read more...]