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MDHHS Three-Week Epidemic Order Starts Wednesday

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order that will start Wednesday and last for three-weeks. The pause targets indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rising COVID-19 infection rates.

“In the spring, we listened to public health experts, stomped the curve, and saved thousands of lives together. Now, we must channel that same energy and join forces again to protect our families, frontline workers and small businesses,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “Right now, there are thousands of cases a day and hundreds of deaths a week in Michigan, and the number is growing. If we don’t act now, thousands more will die, and our hospitals will continue to be overwhelmed. We can get through this together by listening to health experts once again and taking action right now to slow the spread of this deadly virus.”

The order leaves open work that cannot be performed from home. Individualized activities with distancing and face masks are still allowed: retail shopping; public transit; restaurant takeout; personal-care services such as haircuts, by appointment; and individualized exercise at a gym, with extra spacing between machines.

Individualized activities with distancing and face masks are still allowed: retail shopping; public transit; restaurant takeout; personal-care services such as haircuts, by appointment; and individualized exercise at a gym, with extra spacing between machines.

See the latest information at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus and view the MDHHS chart below.

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