Updated: June 2, 2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-110
Executive Order 2020-110, dated June 1, 2020, rescinds Executive Orders 2020-96 and 2020-69, lifts the state’s stay-at-home restrictions for residents, and moves the state to Stage 4 of the Michigan Safe Start Plan. Under the Order, the following businesses will be permitted to open, subject to occupancy limits, restrictions, and guidance set forth in the order (see Order for details):
- Outdoor parks and recreational facilities, provided they make modifications necessary to maintain social distancing.
- Outdoor public swimming pools may open as of June 8, 2020 at 50% capacity. (indoor pools remain closed)
- Day camps for children may open as of June 8, 2020.
- Libraries and museums may open as of June 8, 2020.
- Stores that were closed to the public, or open by appointment only, under Executive Order 2020-96 may resume normal operations on June 4 at 12:01 a.m.
- Restaurants and bars in Regions 6 and 8 may open for outdoor and indoor seating.
- Restaurants and bars in Regions 1,2,3,4,5, and 7 may open for outdoor and indoor seating beginning at 12:01 a.m. on June 8, 2020.
The following businesses must remain closed:
- Indoor theaters, cinemas, and performance venues;
- Indoor gyms, fitness centers, recreation centers, sports facilities, exercise facilities and studios;
- Facilities offering non-essential personal care services, such as hair, nail, tanning, etc.;
- Casinos, racetracks, and Millionaire Parties licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board; and
- Indoor amusement or entertainment facilities, or outdoor facilities involving close contact of persons, such as arcades, amusement parks, bowling alleys, etc.
Indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people, provided people not part of the same household maintain six feet of distance from one another.
Updated: May 4, 2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-59 REPLACED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-70
Executive Order 20-70, dated May 1, 2020, replaces Executive Order 20-59 and remains in effect until May 15, 2020 at 11:59pm and incorporates the following material changes from Order 2020-59:
- Effective May 7, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the following workers may resume work:
- Workers who perform work that is traditionally and primarily performed outdoors, including but not limited to forestry workers, outdoor power equipment technicians, parking enforcement workers, and similar workers. (subject to enhanced social-distancing rules).
- Workers in the construction industry, including workers in the building trades (plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, and similar workers) (subject to enhanced social-distancing rules).
- Workers in the real-estate industry, including agents, appraisers, brokers, inspectors, surveyors, and registers of deeds, provided that:
- Any showings, inspections, appraisals, photography or videography, or final walk-throughs must be performed by appointment and must be limited to no more than four people on the premises at any one time. No in-person open houses are permitted.
- Private showings may only be arranged for owner-occupied homes, vacant homes, vacant land, commercial property, and industrial property.
- Workers necessary to the manufacture of goods that support workplace modification to forestall the spread of COVID-19 infections.
- In addition to the enhanced social-distancing rules previously adopted, the Order also adds a number of requirements for the construction industry as listed in the order.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-42 REPLACED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-59
Executive Order 20-59, dated April 24, 2020, replaces Executive Order 20-42 and remains in effect until May 15, 2020 at 11:59pm and incorporates the following material changes from Order 2020-42:
- Allows the following workers to resume operations:
- Workers who process or fulfill remote orders for goods for delivery or curbside pick-up.
- Workers who perform bicycle maintenance or repair.
- Workers for garden stores, nurseries, and lawn care, pest control, and landscaping operations (subject to the enhanced social-distancing rules previously adopted in Executive Order 20-42)
- Maintenance workers and groundskeepers who are necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of places of outdoor recreation not otherwise closed under Executive Order 2020-43 (subject to the enhanced social-distancing rules previously adopted in Executive Order 20-42)
- Workers for moving or storage operations (subject to the enhanced social-distancing rules previously adopted in Executive Order 20-42)
- No longer requires that areas of the store dedicated to carpet or flooring, furniture, garden centers, or paint be closed. Stores may now “continue to sell goods other than necessary supplies if the sale of such goods is in the ordinary course of business.”
- Requires that any individual who is able to medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when in any enclosed space. All businesses whose workers perform in person work must, at a minimum, provide non-medical grade face coverings to their workers.
Updated: April 13, 2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-21 EXTENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-42 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2020
Executive Order 20-42, dated April 9, 2020, replaces Executive Order 20-21 and remains in effect until April 30, 2020 at 11:59pm and incorporates the following material changes from Order 20-21:
- Workers who work at the following are now deemed critical infrastructure workers:
- Retail stores which sell life sustaining products
- Motor vehicle dealerships (provided that showrooms remain closed to in-person traffic)
- Businesses that continue in person work must now:
- Develop a COVID-19 response plan consistent with Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19
- Restrict the number of workers on premises to no more than is strictly necessary to perform the business’s operations or its minimum basic operations
- Any store that remains open must now:
- Establish lines to regulate entry with markings to enable patrons to stand 6 feet apart.
- Consider establishing curbside pickup.
- For stores of less than 50,000sqft of customer floor space, limit the number of people in the store (including employees) to 25% of the occupancy limits established under the fire code.
- Stores of more than 50,000sqft of customer floor space must now:
- Limit the number of people in the store (excluding employees) to 4 people per 1,000sqft of floor customer space.
- Close areas of the store that are dedicated to the following:
- Carpet or flooring
- Garden centers
- By April 13, 2020, refrain from advertising goods that are not groceries, medical supplies, or items necessary for safety, sanitation, and basic operation of residences.
- Create at least 2 hours per week of shopping time for vulnerable customers.
- No one is permitted to advertise or rent short-term vacation property except as necessary to house healthcare workers or volunteers aiding in the response to COVID-19.
- This Order incorporates by reference the March 19, 2020, CISA list but does not incorporate the updated March 28, 2020, CISA List.
EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
(COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-21)
The Michigan Executive Order requires all citizens living within the State to stay at home except as allowed in the Order, and requires all businesses and operations in the State, except critical infrastructure workers, to cease all activities except minimum basic operations. Generally, the Order states it is intended to encompass the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list; however, the Order goes into greater detail by providing a more detailed listing of critical infrastructure workers than provided in the CISA list. Critical infrastructure workers and businesses engaged in minimum basic operations must take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements.
Summary of Order
- Issued on March 23, 2020, Effective as of March 24, 2020 at 12:01am.
- All businesses and operations in the State, except those as outlined in the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list and as outlined below, are required to cease activities within the State, except to perform minimum basic operations.
- Businesses may allow workers required to conduct minimum basic operations to continue working who are necessary to perform the following activates:
- Maintain the value of inventory and equipment
- Care for animals
- Ensure security
- Process transactions (including payroll and employee benefits)
- Facilitate the ability of other workers to work remotely
- Businesses must inform employees if they are required to perform minimum basic operations. Additionally, businesses must make such designations in writing (electronic message, public website, or other appropriate means) or orally prior to March 31, 2020 at 11:59pm.
- In addition to the CISA guidelines, critical infrastructure workers also include workers in the following:
- Child care workers
- Workers at designated suppliers and distributors as follows:
- A business that employs critical infrastructure workers may designate suppliers, distribution centers, or service providers whose continued operations are necessary to support the business.
- Such suppliers, distribution centers, or service providers may designate workers as critical infrastructure workers ONLY to the extent those workers are necessary to support the original designor.
- Designated suppliers, distribution centers, or service providers may, in turn, designate additional suppliers, distribution centers, or service providers whose continued operation is necessary to support their critical infrastructure workers.
- Such suppliers, distribution centers, or service providers may designate workers as critical infrastructure workers ONLY to the extent those workers are necessary to support the secondary desginor.
- All designating businesses must make such designations in writing or orally as set forth above.
- Workers that provide food, shelter and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged individuals.
- Workers who perform critical labor union functions.
Social Distancing Requirements
- Businesses operating within the CISA critical sectors should take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing recommendations, including:
- Restrict number of workers to no more than strictly necessary.
- Promote work from home as to the fullest extent possible.
- Keep workers and patrons at least 6 feet apart, including those standing in line.
- Increase standards of cleaning.
- Adopt policies to prevent workers from entering the premises if they display symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with an infected person.
- Adhere to any other social distancing practices and mitigation measures recommended by the CDC.
- Businesses that abuse their designation authority shall be subject to sanctions to the fullest extent of the law.
Critical infrastructure sectors listed in CISA guidance (check list at link above for detailed list of worker functions):
- Healthcare / Public Health
- Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Other First Responders
- Food and Agriculture
- Energy — Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGL), Propane, and Other Liquid Fuels
- Water and Wastewater
- Transportation and Logistics
- Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services
- Communications and Information Technology
- Other Community- or Government-Based Operations and Essential Functions
- Critical Manufacturing
- Hazardous Materials
- Financial Services
- Defense Industrial Base
- Commercial Facilities
- Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services
- Hygiene Products and Services