COVID-19 MDHHS Epidemic Order

State of Michigan revised emergency order allows indoor dining to resume, lifts some restrictions on gatherings and contact sports.

What are the limits on social gatherings?
  • No more than two households (families) may gather in one household at a time. Try to keep indoor social gatherings under ten people.
  • Outdoor gatherings may not exceed 25 people
  • For all other entertainment and recreation facilities, no more than 100 patrons may be gathered within any distinct space within the venue.
  • Stadiums and arenas hosting sporting events may host up to 250 patrons at venues with a seating capacity under 10,000, and up to 500 patrons venues with a seating capacity of over 10,000
  • Retail stores may not exceed 30% capacity, exercise facilities and restaurants 25%. Find specific information on capacity limits at venues here.
What activities are temporarily prohibited?
  • Workplaces, when work can be done from home
  • Night clubs
  • Trampoline and water parks
  • Attending professional sporting events


Revised epidemic order
Sports Guidelines
New Indoor Gathering Guidelines

Restaurants and bars will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity with up to 100 people. Tables must be six feet apart with no more than six people per table. Outdoor tents with four sides are permitted under these same rules. Bars and restaurants must close by 10 p.m. Additionally, contact information must be collected from diners for contact tracing purposes.

Indoor residential and non-residential gatherings are limited to 10 people and two households. MDHHS continues to urge families to avoid indoor gatherings or to pick a single other household to interact with consistent with guidance already released by the department. Families are encouraged to stay home as much as possible to maintain momentum and to protect loved ones. Families are also encouraged to Mask Up,Mask Right, using guidance for what masks to wear and how to wear them.

Detroit restaurants can continue to find updates and resources to support their businesses at

Detroiters who leave their home or place of residence must still:
  • Wear face coverings (homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief) over your nose and mouth when in enclosed public spaces and  continue to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves, their co-workers, loved ones, and communities.  
  • Follow social distancing measures recommended by the Chief Public Health Officer, including remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household to the extent feasible under the circumstances.
  • An individual may be required to temporarily remove a face covering upon entering an enclosed public space for identification purposes.
  • Businesses and building owners can deny entry or access to any individual who refuses to comply with this executive order.
  • A willful violation of this order is a misdemeanor.
Additional Notices & Recommendations
  • Continue to work from home if your workplace allows it or your work can be done remotely
  • Use online services whenever possible
  • Use public transportation for essential travel only. Public transit will continue to operate on a limited basis. When using public transport, you should maintain at least 6 feet, 2 to 3 steps away, including if you are on the bus or on trains. See DDOT for the latest information about bus schedules
  • Use rideshare, rental cars and air travel for essential travel only
  • Protect elderly and vulnerable populations by keeping social distance in hospitals, nursing homes and around the elderly

Archived Orders
January 13th updated order here
December 20th updated order here
MDHHS Emergency Order (taking effect Nov. 18) here.

June 1st Safe Start Executive Order here.