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Friday, October 09, 2020 12:00 AM

MDHHS Director Issues Emergency Orders Continuing COVID-19 Safety Measures

UPDATED October 9, 2020

On October 9, Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated the emergency order issued on October 5, for "Gathering Prohibition and Face Coverings." This order is effective immediately and remains in effect through October 30, 2020.

The Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 restricts gathering sizes and requires face coverings in public spaces. Under MCL 333.2253, if the MDHHS director determines that control of an epidemic is necessary to protect the public health, the director by emergency order may prohibit the gathering of people for any purpose and may establish procedures to be followed during the epidemic to ensure the continuation of essential public health services and enforcement of health laws.

This emergency order follows closely with the Executive Orders from Governor Whitmer in terms of occupancy levels and mask-wearing.

Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 – Gathering Prohibition and Mask Order:,9753,7-406-98178_98455-541962--,00.html


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