Effective Immediately, All Michigan Libraries Ordered to Close to the Public

March 16, 2020

Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order 2020-9 which closes places of public accommodation including all libraries.

Beginning as soon as possible but no later than at 3:00 pm March 16, 2020, and continuing until March 30, 2020, at 11:59 pm, libraries are closed to “ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public”.

View Executive Order 2020-9.

More Information

Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order 2020-9 which closes places of public accommodation including all libraries. View Executive Order 2020-9. Read the press release.

The CDC released updated guidelines on Sunday, March 15, recommending events and gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks. View the guidelines here.

Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released community mitigation strategies to slow the transmission of COVID-19 that urge residents to avoid gatherings of more than 100 people. A video of Governor Whitmer's press conference is available here.

View the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. View more information at who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Please visit the American Library Association (ALA) pandemic preparedness resource page for more information about how libraries can be community partners in response to this outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control provides updates on the virus and safety information for the public and healthcare professionals.

The State of Michigan provides updates on the disease's spread within the state, as well as frequently asked questions available here.

The State Department provides a list of travel advisories for those who are planning to fly outside of the United States.

 


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