COVID-19 Special Update

To keep you informed on what’s happening at the State Capitol in our COVID-19 Special Update. The Michigan Legislative Consultants shares the following updates with our members:

This graph shows the increase in confirmed cases COVID-19 cases in Michigan and Ohio.
This graph shows the increase in confirmed deaths COVID-19 cases in Michigan and Ohio.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer did not issue any new executive orders on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (Hyperlinks below are all previously issued EOs.)

Statewide Economic Impact

  • The economic impact of Governor Whitmer’s stay at home order will have strong ramifications for the state. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 workers in northern Michigan may lose their job. Click here to read more.
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order to ensure resources are prioritized for testing samples for COVID-19. Click here to read more.
  • The IRS has a dedicated website for businesses and taxpayers containing information related to Coronavirus in terms of Federal tax issues, you can visit their website.
  • Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is mailing absentee ballot applications to all Michigan voters for the May 5 election. Click here to read more.
  • How will law enforcement handle Governor Whitmer’s stay at home order for both residents and businesses who aren’t complying? Click here to read more.
  • The Department of Natural Resources announced that state parks will remain open, but campgrounds and overnight facilities will close. Click here to read more.

Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders Related to COVID-19

While we have been sharing these executive orders with you as they were announced, here is a complete list with links to each of the Executive Orders:

Additionally, the following website is a source for updated information from the administration.

We’re Here To Assist

While these are very uncertain times, please know that the MLC Team, along with POAM, is available to answer your questions regarding this COVID-19 special update. Additionally, we will provide regular updates as more information becomes available.

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