MDHHS Updates Gathering And Mask Order, in Effect March 5

March 2, 2021

Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its Gatherings and Mask Epidemic Order, allowing for increased capacity limits at various venues, larger residential and nonresidential gatherings.

Changes to the Gatherings and Mask Order go into effect Friday, March 5, and remain in effect through Monday, April 19.

Capacity changes include:

  • Libraries at 50% capacity based on total occupancy limits as set by the State or Local Fire Marshal

  • Up to 25 board members may gather for a meeting. Under Public Act 254 of 2020, public meetings may be conducted virtually for any reason through March 31, 2021. The public may also attend the meeting in person subject to all applicable masking and distancing requirements. For public attendance to be permitted beyond 25 persons, the event must be designed to ensure that every person can avoid mingling or engaging in physical contact with persons from outside their household. All meetings covered by the Open Meetings Act – whether conducted virtually or in-person – must also comply with Public Act 254 of 2020.

Read the full order at,9753,7-406-98178_98455-553387--,00.html


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