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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced a new Epidemic Order that will go into effect on Wednesday, Nov 18 and remain in place for three weeks.
The Gatherings and Face Mask Epidemic Order enacts a 3 week "pause to save lives" targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates in our state. The order restricts indoor activities such as indoor dining at restaurants and bars, entertainment venues, organized sports (except professional sports), and in-person learning at high schools, colleges, and universities. It also states that indoor social gatherings should not take place with more than two households present and should follow the guidelines noted in the infographic below.
Infographics explaining the order in more detail are listed below. Additional state-level public health guidance on COVID-19 can be found here.
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