Safer at Home Executive Order Information

UPDATED July 11, 2020 at 1:20 p.m.

To report concerns or complaints about essential businesses, social distancing, masks, or other concerns, please email [email protected] or call 734-544-6700 and leave a message. Voicemail messages are checked several times each weekday, and calls will be returned within 24 hours or sooner.

Following the uptick in COVID-19 cases, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147 on July 10. The order reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. The order also:
✔️ Requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces
✔️ Requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions
✔️ Takes effect at 12:01 am on Monday, July 13
✔️ Makes willful violations subject to a $500 criminal penalty

No individual is subject to penalty under the order for removing a mask while engaging in religious worship at a house of religious worship. Congregants are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings during religious services.

On June 1, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and is moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan. While more activities are now allowed, please use this graphic to judge which may be safer for you, and to reduce your risk if you’re out.

The governor’s order will allow retailers to reopen on June 4 and restaurants to reopen on June 8, both subject to capacity limits. Day camps for children will likewise be permitted to open on June 8. Effective immediately, groups of 100 or less will be allowed gather outdoors with social distancing. Office work that is not capable of being performed remotely can resume. And in-home services, including housecleaning services, can resume operations. Subject to local regulation, gyms and fitness centers may conduct outdoor classes, practices, training sessions, or games, provided that coaches, spectators, and participants maintain six feet of distance from one another during these activities.

On June 5, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-115 and 2020-114. Executive Order 2020-115 allows personal services including hair, massages, nails, and body art to reopen statewide on June 15. Executive Order 2020-114 outlines safety measures for workers and customers - see page 13 of for details for personal care businesses.

Michiganders must continue to wear facial coverings when in enclosed public spaces and should continue to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the community. And they should continue to work from home to the maximum extent possible.

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