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Updates to MIOSHA Emergency Rules and MDHHS Order

May 24, 2021

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced updates to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (MIOSHA) COVID-19 emergency rules as many employers return to in-person work. Changes to the rules include:

  • Allowing fully vaccinated employees to not wear face coverings and social distance if there is a policy in place to ensure non-vaccinated individuals continue to follow masking and distancing requirements.
  • Elimination of industry-specific requirements
  • Definition updates to reflect changes in close contact and quarantining requirements for fully vaccinated employees to match CDC guidance
  • Updated cleaning requirements to match CDC guidance

The COVID- 19 Emergency Rules remain effective until October 14, 2021.

Governor Whitmer also announced an updated Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) COVID-19 Gatherings and Face Masks epidemic order, eliminating outdoor capacity limits and increasing indoor social gatherings to 50% capacity, which is set to take effect on June 1. View the order:,9753,7-406-98178_98455-560465--,00.html


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