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Posted on: November 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] New Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Order Takes Effect Wednesday 11/18

COVID pause

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.

Read the full order here.


Infographics explaining the order in more detail are listed below (click the infographic to see a PDF version). Additional state-level public health guidance on COVID-19 can be found here. County-level COVID-19 information and resources can be found here

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