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:
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:
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-4 – Declaration of a State of Emergency.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-7 – Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-8 – Enhanced restrictions on price gouging.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-9 – Temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-10 – Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020 -11 – Temporary prohibition on large assemblages and events, along with temporary school closures.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-12 – Enhanced support for deliveries.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-13 – Temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilities.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-14 – Temporary extension of the deadline to redeem property for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-15 – Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-16 – Expanding childcare access during the COVID-19 emergency.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-17 – Provides temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-18 – Enhances restrictions on price gouging.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-19 – Provides a temporary prohibition against entry to premises for the purpose of removing or excluding a tenant or mobile homeowner from their home.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020- 20 – Extends the temporary restrictions on the use of public places of accommodations through April 13. The order adds hair, nail, and tanning salons to the list of restricted places.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-21 – Temporary shelter in place for the state through April 13.
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.